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UPDATE: Police say shooting near middle school was self-inflicted, no danger to students, staff

The school was placed on lockout, meaning only staff and students are allowed in the buildings. Police said there is no threat to the neighborhood.
Credit: Sandy Rojas

SAN ANGELO, Texas — UPDATE: The gunshot that injured a San Angelo man at a home near Lonestar Middle School Thursday morning was self-inflicted, according to San Angelo Police.

According to the SAPD, at approximately 7:24 a.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Rio Grande Street in reference to a shooting victim.

Officers arrived on scene and found a 50-year-old man with a gunshot wound. They applied first aid to the man at the scene and he was taken to Shannon Medical Center by the San Angelo Fire Department.

Lone Star Middle School was made aware of the police activity as the incident occurred at a residence in close proximity to the school.

SAPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Division were contacted and they arrived at the scene for the investigation.

At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined the injury was self-inflicted and the man was receiving treatment at Shannon at the time of the release.

There is no danger to the public or the students at Lone Star Middle School. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Lonestar Middle School was placed in lockout status Thursday morning as San Angelo Police were present at scene at a home in the 2600 block of Rio Grande Street.

A message sent to parents said "Lone Star Middle School: Lone Star is currently on a cautionary secure & hold measure due to an SAPD investigation. For student drop off, use cafeteria entrance."

Police said there is no immediate threat to the neighborhood. 

According to San Angelo Police Department Public Information Officer Richard Espinoza, a 50-year-old gunshot victim was taken to Shannon Medical Center Thursday morning.

Limited details were available from the scene, as it is still under investigation.

The SAPD will release a statement later Thursday, Espinoza said. 

The San Angelo Independent School District issued the following statement Thursday morning:

"This morning Lone Star Middle School secured the building out of an abundance of caution due to increased law enforcement activity in the surrounding neighborhood prior to the start of the school day. Securing the building means that the school will run normal activities, and is closed to outsiders or visitors as a precaution. The safety of our students and staff is our priority.

San Angelo Police Department has now contained the situation nearby, but is continuing an investigation. SAISD will continue to monitor the situation. As a precaution, Lone Star Middle School will operate on a monitored entry and controlled release as SAPD continues the investigation. We will provide updates as we receive new information."

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