Montgomery High School on lockdown as police search for shooting suspect

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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - UPDATE (7:30 p.m.): Around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Chief Kerrell Sapp called off the search for John Gryner, Jr. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

John Gryner Jr. (Grant Parish Sheriff's Office)

We are told the incident started when Gryner began shooting at his girlfriend's brother. His girlfriend called Montgomery Police Department Wednesday morning around 9:30. They searched for him throughout the day.

Chief Sapp asks people to be on the lookout. They are considering Gryner to be armed and dangerous.

If anyone knows any information, they are asked to call the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office or their local police department.

UPDATE (3:00 p.m.): Chief Kerrell Sapp said that police have spotted the suspect a few miles north of town. They have set up a perimeter to capture him.

Chief Sapp hasn’t said whether the lockdown has been lifted or not. Montgomery officers and GPSO deputies are currently gearing up and bringing out K-9 units to search for the suspect.

ORIGINAL STORY: Montgomery High School in Grant Parish was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon following a shooting incident near the school.

Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain said that there was a disturbance at a house near the school where a suspect shot at another person and fled the scene. He identified that suspect as John Gryner, Jr. and said that GPSO deputies are assisting Montgomery Police in the search for him.

McCain stressed that the disturbance had nothing to do with the school and that extra deputies have been placed at the school to ensure safety of the students.

We will update this story as details become available.

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