Published: Jan 20, 2011 6:09 PM EST
Updated: Jan 20, 2011 3:10 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a Miami-Dade police officer was wounded in a shooting and transported to a local hospital.

Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Cmdr. Nancy Perez says she doesn't know the severity of the officer's injuries from the Thursday shooting. Perez also says at least one suspect was shot.

Miami-Dade Public Schools says two schools have been placed on lockdown as a result of the shooting. Those schools are: Thena Crowder Elementary School and Jesse McCrary Elementary School.

John Schuster, the district spokesman, says students are safe and that the schools have been placed on lockdown as a precuation.

No one is being allowed in or out of the buildling. No additional information was immediately available.

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