UPDATE: Man charged with three felonies after shots fired near a Danville elementary school

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According to the Danville Police Department, police have charged Darick Lamont Richardson, 18, with three felonies in relation to a shooting incident that happened near Johnson Elementary School Wednesday.

Danville police say they have charged Richardson with discharging a firearm on school property, aiding in concealing a stolen firearm, and illegally possessing a firearm on school property.

According to Danville police, Richardson is currently being held at the Danville City Jail without bond.

Police say they are still investigating.

The Danville Police Department arrested a male individual after a report of shots fired near an elementary school.

Johnson Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a result of the report. Police say the shots were not directed at the school or students of the school. No injuries have been reported as a result of this incident.

According to police, at approximately 3 p.m., a caller contacted the 911 center stating an 18-year-old light-skinned male wearing green pants, a black hooded sweatshirt was shooting near Johnson Elementary School near Northmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. Police say the caller seen people running after shots were fired.

Danville Police was advised that the male had taken off running on Melrose Avenue and was later arrested a short distance away on Nor Dan Drive.

Stay with WDBJ7 for more updates.