Two questioned and released after shots fired near school

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Police said they have questioned and released two people after shots were fired near a Greenville elementary school.

Greenville Police said a man was walking at the Kearney Park housing division at about 4 p.m. Thursday. That was when a red four-door sedan began following him. After the man started running, six to seven shots were fired from the vehicle, according to investigators. No one was hit.

South Greenville Elementary School was put on lockdown for 10 to 15 minutes, said Brock Letchworth, the spokesperson for Pitt County Schools. Because it was during after school hours, only 10 to 15 children were inside for after school programs. A staff meeting was also taking place at the time, Letchworth said. No one at the school was hurt.

Within 10 minutes, officers pulled over the vehicle involved, police said. Two people inside the car were detained for questioning. They were released, and no charges were filed.

Police said the incident was not random, and the investigation is ongoing.

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