Police say “no indication” Facebook shooting suspect in Philadelphia after schools lock down

Facebook video murder suspect Steve Stephens (KDKA)

UPDATES:

3:30 P.M. — Philadelphia Police say they have “no indication” that the suspect in an apparently random killing in Cleveland is in Philadelphia.

Authorities say multiple 911 calls came in shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday reporting Steve Stephens could be in or near Fairmount Park, a large green expanse northwest of downtown.

Officers were sent to check the area, and police say eight elementary schools and a high school were locked down as a precaution.

But police later said “there is no indication that the subject is at that location, or anywhere in the city of Philadelphia.”

Police say Stephens shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans Sunday and then posted video of the apparently random killing on Facebook.


(ORIGINAL STORY)

CLEVELAND, Oh (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say schools have been locked down as they investigate reported sightings of the suspect in an apparently random killing in Cleveland. But authorities also say there is no indication that Steve Stephens is in Philadelphia.

Authorities say multiple 911 calls came in shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday claiming that Stephens could be in or near Fairmount Park, a large green expanse northwest of downtown.

Officers are checking the area, and police say eight elementary schools and a high school are on lockdown as a precaution.

Police say Stephens shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans Sunday and then posted video of the apparently random killing on Facebook.

Philadelphia is a more-than-six-hour drive from Cleveland.

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