Police investigate shooting near Madison elementary school

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MADISON, Wis. - A Madison elementary school had some students stay late after nearly a dozen shell casings were recovered from a shooting on Northport Drive, according to school officials and police.

A news release from the Madison Police Department said a gunman fired at a car that was occupied by three people around 2:45 p.m. Thursday. The shots struck the car's trunk and lodged in the back seat, but no injuries were reported

A letter sent to Lakeview Elementary School parents around 3:40 p.m. Thursday said that the school would be holding students who walk home from school until they receive the all-clear from police. An updated email at 4:12 p.m. said that all students were released and may be delayed arriving home.

Students who ride the bus or are picked up by parents were able to leave at the normal release time.

"The safety of our students is always our top priority, and we appreciate your patience," Principal Nou Vang-Vu said in the email.

Police have detained two people in connection to the investigation, but officials believe it is too early to determine if they rise to the level of suspects, according to the news release.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Officials believe it was a targeted attack.