Police are investigating after shots fired occurred on New York Street near Edith Smith Middle School in Waukegan Friday morning. | Photo: Google Street View

Multiple schools were placed on lockdown after gunmen fired shots down the street from Edith Smith Middle School in Waukegan Friday morning, officials said.

The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8:05 a.m. Friday to the 800 block of New York Street for a report of a shooting.

Two vehicles, both Kia Souls occupied by multiple armed male suspects, fled the area, according to a law enforcement alert.

No injuries were immediately reported. It is unknown whether any victims later showed up at the hospital following the shooting.

Waukegan School District 60 said in a statement to parents and staff that the suspects had fired shots from moving vehicles.

The district said several schools were placed on lockdown due to the incident.

Schools in the center of the city were placed on varying degrees of lockdown, both hard and soft lockdowns, depending on their proximity to the shooting.

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The impacted schools included Waukegan High School Brookside Campus, Robert Abbott Middle, Edith Smith Middle, Hyde Park Elementary, Glen Flora Elementary and Whittier Elementary.

Lockdowns were lifted just after 8:30 a.m. after the Waukegan Police Department determined the area to be safe.

“We will continue to work to monitor the situation and take necessary measures to ensure student and staff safety,” the district said in the statement.

All schools were operating as normal for the remainder of the day Friday.