Lockdown lifted at Greenwood elementary school after nearby shooting

Marcus Antwan Manick (Source: Greenwood Police Department)

GREENWOOD (WSPA) – A lockdown has been lifted at Mathews Elementary School in Greenwood after a report of a shot fired in the area Thursday morning.

Greenwood District 50 reports the lock down was put in place after the district was informed of an incident near the school on Marshall Road.

The Greenwood Police Department says a man shot a gun into the air during a dispute with someone outside the Burger King on South Main Street around 8 a.m.

No one was injured.

Greenwood Police say the suspected shooter then called 9-1-1 and offered to surrender. He was taken into custody in a wooded area near where the shot was fired.

Police say Marcus Antwan Manick, 32, of Greenwood has been charged with discharging a firearm in city limits. He may face more charges.

The lockdown at Mathews Elementary School lasted less than five minutes.

“We take these matters very seriously,” Community Services Facilitator Johnathan L. Graves said in a written statement. “As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority.”