Shooting victim sought help at Toledo school during parent teacher conferences

A Toledo Police cruiser sits behind a vehicle they believe may belong to the shooting victim.

Toledo Police are investigating a shooting that may have occurred near a N. Toledo elementary school, after the victim sought help from a school employee on Thursday evening.

Toledo Public Schools spokesman Patty Mazur told WNWO that the victim approached a Riverside Elementary School employee, arriving from the employee parking lot behind the school, around 6 p.m.

Mazur adds that the Riverside employee called 911 for help and notified school staff of the situation.

Investigators say the victim was shot in the abdomen and was taken to St. Vincent's with unknown injuries.

A vehicle found at the scene on Chicago Street, determined by Toledo Police to belong to the shooting victim, was towed away for analysis by a crime scene unit.

When the victim arrived at the school, parents were inside meeting with teachers for scheduled conferences.

As officials searched the area for a shooting suspect, who they believe fled the scene on foot; the school was placed on lockdown.

No one other than the shooting victim was injured and parent teacher conferences resumed when the lockdown was lifted.

Those parent-teacher conferences were scheduled to end sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Authorities are asking any with information on the shooting to contact them or to call at 419-255-1111.