CUDAHY (WITI) -- Two schools in Cudahy were locked down in the mid-afternoon on Friday, June 7th, because of a tactical situation nearby. Both Kosciuszko Elementary School and JE Jones School closed their doors and kept their students inside.
Police blocked off the neighborhood near E. Grange and S. Kirkwood after receiving a call about a possible suicidal man at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Jesica Borowski was among one of the parents attempting to pick up her two children from JE Jones on Friday - but something was amiss.
"The bell rang and a couple minutes were going by and none of the kids were coming out and I actually was like, 'What's going on?'" Borowski said.
SWAT teams and police officers surrounding the area that was potentially in danger - however, the schools were never in harm's way.
The tactical situation was not related to the schools, police said. Because the schools were nearby to the incident called in, authorities deemed it safer to keep children indoors until the situation was resolved. No students or staff were in danger and the "soft" lock down was merely a precaution until further details about the situation were learned.
At approximately 6:46 p.m.on Friday, June 7th, the South Shore Tactical Unit entered into the suspected residence to find a deceased male with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation is still ongoing.
Grange Ave. from Packard to Lake Dr. is now open to traffic.
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