Nearby schools temporarily locked down after shots fired outside Piqua Walmart

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PIQUA, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Piqua schools were locked down Monday afternoon after shots were fired outside the Piqua Walmart.

According to Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison, men in two different vehicles appeared to meet at the store before leaving together and going around the back of the building, at which point one person got out and fired shots at that vehicle as it sped away.

Crews initiated an active shooter response to the scene, because that's how it was reported, and all Piqua officers responded with support from surrounding agencies.

While the investigation at the Walmart continued, officers went to the city schools and locked them down. Those schools ended up not being able to dismiss at normal time, so students from the city schools and Upper Valley Career Center were sent home late, but there was never any danger to them according to Jamison.

Officers are continuing to investigate the shooting. They said there were no injuries that they had been alerted to, and they're still working to figure out what the motivation was in the case. The Walmart store is still open at this time.

If you know anything about the case, Piqua POlice want to hear from you. YOu can call 937-615-8477 or send anonymous tips through this website.

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