Newington High School and Saint Mary School in Newington were in lockdown this morning, but the lockdowns were lifted, school officials said.
A woman called police at 10:02 a.m. to report that she was speaking with a despondent man on the telephone, heard what she believed was a gunshot and the man stopped speaking, police said.
Police arrived at the man’s apartment building on Willard Avenue to investigate and instructed Newington High School and St. Mary’s School to shelter their staff and students in place as a precaution because a firearm might have been used in close proximity.
The apartment building was evacuated and police entered the man’s apartment, where they found a deceased male.
Police said it appeared that he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Newington Police are investigating.