At least two schools in Santa Ana were locked down for nearly two hours Thursday while police searched for a gunman who shot a 20-year-old man blocks away from an elementary school, police said.
The shooting happened after 2 p.m. in the 1400 block of Doreen Way, said Anthony Bertagna, a spokesman with the Santa Ana Police Department.
That's five blocks away from Sepulveda Elementary School and Mater Dei High School, where police went classroom to classroom escorting children out to their parents.
The lockdown was prompted by a shooting in which a man was struck in the torso. Police said in earlier reports that the shooting victim was a 16-year-old boy. The victim was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening wounds, police said.
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A search for the gunman came up empty after police went door to door in a neighborhood north of the school.
"We are confident that the suspects are no longer in the area," Bertagna said.
Police said they collected some of the clothing that was discarded by the gunman.