Air rifle shooting on South Hydraulic sends East High into lockdown

East High was briefly placed on lockdown this morning after a shooting was reported a few blocks away.

A man in his 20s reported being shot by someone with a rifle shortly before 9:10 a.m. in the 200 block of South Hydraulic, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. The gun turned out to be an Airsoft rifle, and the victim declined medical treatment at the scene.

Police are looking for a white man in his 20s. He is about 5-feet-8 with a thin build. He was wearing a white tank top and shorts, the dispatcher said.

East, which is less than a mile away, was placed on lockdown for about five minutes, then released to normal activities, said Susan Arensman, a spokeswoman for USD 259.

Contributing: Suzanne Perez Tobias of the Eagle.