Fredericton police say a shooting that led to several schools being put on "hold and secure" status Monday afternoon was accidental and self-inflicted.
Police said an individual was shot in the leg as the result of an accidental discharge and his injuries are "believed to be non-life threatening."
At about 2 p.m. the force sent out a tweet asking residents to avoid the neighbourhood of Union and Clark streets and MacLaren Avenue because police had been called to the area.
Schools that locked down included the north side schools between Barker's Point Elementary and Nashwaaksis Memorial.
The lockdown was over by about 3:15 p.m.
Police did arrest one person in connection with the incident, but they have since been released "unconditionally."
The police would not comment on whether the person arrested was also the person who was shot, or if the person who was shot would face charges.
"We'll have to wait and see," said Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet.
"There are a few charges I can think of."