People in Oak Creek and Franklin shocked to see shootout take place in their neighborhood

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OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A shootout between multiple agencies and an armed suspect in the Oak Creek and Franklin area has left people nearby surprised by the violence.

The shooting happened just blocks away from Kristin Kaminski's home.

"We were just sitting outside talking and I heard sirens for about 10 minutes. We started hearing popping, shots fired," Kaminsky said.

She's lived in the area near 26th and Sycamore in Oak Creek since 2007. She said it is usually very quiet.

"Our son and daughter go to school right up the block. It's unfortunate. It's scary," she said.

Emily DeBaker, director of communications for Oak Creek/Franklin Joint School District, said Cedar Hills Elementary remained in a "lock-out" for the rest of the school day.

The school is just blocks away from where the shootout took place.

"Out of an abundance of caution, they stayed inside for recess," DeBaker said.

The kids were thankfully, already inside when the shooting happened.

"Definitely scary when you hear about something like this going on in your own community, never mind the backyard of one of your own elementary schools," she said.

She said administrators were in constant contact with family to ensure the students were safe.

"The principal of that school has a very open door policy and was talking to parents all day to make them feel rest assured," DeBaker said.

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