Jan 21, 2014 5:32 AM
Louisville police continue to investigate after a teenager suffered a gunshot wound to the chest Monday evening.
The shooting happened around 5 p.m. downtown along Ormsby Avenue near Jackson Street. Police say the 16-year-old victim was alert and talking with detectives before EMS took him to the hospital. Officials did not release any information on his condition.
Witnesses said they heard as many as six shots fired. Police say they believe a group of three to six teens took off running after the shooting. Officers took one juvenile into custody for questioning, putting him in a cruiser in handcuffs.
"We did recover one weapon," LMPD Sgt. Robert Biven said. "We do believe that was the weapon that was utilized, but we will test that and make sure that's the case."
Police say they took two other boys into custody for questioning, but have not made any arrests.
"We know that there are multiple witnesses. We don't know how many played a part in the shooting, but we are being told there was at least a group of what appeared to be juveniles at the location where the shots were fired, so we certainly want to locate them and see what role they played," Biven said.