Update 4:37 p.m.
The shooting was a result of a physical altercation on Richland Road and Yarbrough Farms Boulevard.
First responders realized the party shot had sustained a gunshot wound in the lower abdomen and was immediately provided lifesaving measures until EMS arrived on the scene, according to a press release by the Auburn Police Department.
He was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional by a Life Saver helicopter.
The incident was not in or related to the school, Richmond Elementary was placed in a "secure in place" mode as a precaution.
The case remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Department.
APD advises drivers to stay calm and non confrontational and to call 911 if in danger.
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A shooting on Richland Road prompted a lockdown of Richland Elementary School and road closures early Thursday morning.
The victim is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Auburn Public Safety.
The school has been released from lockdown, according to Auburn City Schools.
The incident occurred at about 7:40 a.m., according to Auburn Assistant Police Chief Clarence Stewart. The preliminary investigation revealed that the incident was road rage induced, and two adults were involved in the altercation. Neither of the parties were dropping off children, but the school resource officer at Richland Elementary was on the scene. The suspect was detained immediately.
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