Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
West Jordan Police Sgt. JC Holt talks to members of the media about reports of shots fired in a neighborhood near 6600 South and 5500 West in West Jordan on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Holt said there were conflicting witness accounts, so it was unclear whether the sound was gunfire or a car backfiring.

WEST JORDAN — An elementary school sheltered in place Wednesday as police investigated a report of shots fired in the area.

About 11:45 a.m., police received two to three calls from people claiming they heard shots in their neighborhood near 6600 South and 5500 West, said West Jordan Police Sgt. JC Holt.

Nearby Jim Bridger Elementary School, 5368 W. Cyclamen Way, had students shelter in place as a precaution, according to the Granite School District.

"There is no direct threat to the school and the protocol is precautionary to ensure student and staff safety," the district said in a tweet.

As of 4 p.m., detectives were still trying to determine what, if anything, happened.

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Police received initial reports that a white Honda may be involved, Holt said. The first officers arriving in the area spotted a vehicle that matched that description, but when they tried to pull it over it fled.

Detectives interviewed more witnesses at the scene where the shots were allegedly fired. Holt said some believed the noise was a car backfiring while others were sure it was gunfire.

But investigators did not find any shell casings, receive any reports of injuries, or locate any evidence suggesting shots were fired, he said.

Anyone with information on the incident can call police at 801-840-4000.