UPDATE: The suspect is now in custody after being shot police, KLFY’s Emily Giangreco reports.
He is currently being treated at a local hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.
The lockdown at Milton Elementary School has been lifted.
UPDATE: News 10’s Emily Giangreco is at the scene and is reporting that shots have been fired in the area.
MILTON, La. (KLFY) – Deputies with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call just after 7:00 a.m. in reference to a suspicious male with a long gun in the area of Kirk Road and Morton Road in the Maurice/Milton area.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon says deputies were able to establish visual contact and communication for a short time with the person, but could not obtain positive identification before the individual entered a wooded area.
The sheriff’s office does not believe the man has committed any felony crime at this time, but he may be trespassing on private properties.
Sheriff Couvillon says the main objective for deputies at this point is to identify who this person is and they are still in the area attempting to locate him.
Milton Elementary School remains on lockdown while deputies continue their search.
Residents and motorists in the Kirk Road area are being asked to contact the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office if they see the suspicious person, who is described as a white male, approximately 6 foot tall and wearing a dark colored shirt and blue jeans and may or may not be carrying a rifle or shotgun.
Deputies with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s office, Louisiana State Police, Maurice Police Dept, and Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office are currently on scene and updates will be made available once more information is obtained.