One dead in shooting near Bartlett Elementary

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Bartlett Elementary was placed on lockdown after a fatal shooting near the school Wednesday, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said.

One male victim was reported dead on the scene, sheriff's spokesman Earle Farrell said. Another person is being questioned about his involvement.

"We don't know anything about their relationship or what would have led up to this," Farrell said.

The 911 call came in a little after 11 a.m.

A man working in the area discovered the man, who he believes is in his twenties, on the ground with at least one gunshot wound.

He died before first responders arrived.

The witness said he didn't see the shooting but heard five gunshots.

Investigators believe the fight started in front of a home on Pipers Green Lane.

That is just outside Bartlett city limits in the county, and about a block away from the school.

The victim was able to run around a corner before he collapsed from his injury.

Throughout the day, neighbors watched as detectives worked.

"I've been watching from the inside from the garage. I'm just watching people that trying to get through," a neighbor said.

Parent Tiffany Whaley says she had to walk to Bartlett Elementary to pick up her 5-year-old son.

Whaley says she received a message shortly after 11 a.m.

"I was just scared to hear the school was on lockdown because of a shooting," she said.

The lockdown was lifted a short time later.

We are working to learn more about those involved.

As we get more information we will pass it along.