Man shot near West Ashley middle school

A man was shot near a West Ashley middle school Thursday afternoon, according to Charleston police.

The shooting was reported at 12:20 p.m. inside an apartment at 1690 William Kennerty Drive, police spokesman Charles Francis said. West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet School is on the same block.

The school was put on code-yellow lockdown, which means classes continued but traffic in or out of the campus was limited, according to a district spokesman.

The man was shot in the buttocks and taken to Medical University Hospital. Officers were on scene with no immediate suspects, Francis said.

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