JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Louisville Metro Police Department responded to a bus stop shooting that sent three kids to the hospital.
One student was pronounced dead and two others were injured after someone fired into a group waiting at a bus stop in west Louisville.
treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Kosair and a juvenile female was treated for minor injuries on scene. We are working with JCPS as this unfolds. Anyone with any information please call 574-LMPD, you can remain anonymous. #LMPD— LMPD (@LMPD) September 22, 2021
"This is devastating for us to hear of the loss of one of our students in a circumstance like this," said JCPS spokesperson Renee Murphy. "We are thinking of the families and we will support the families the best that we can throughout this process."
According to JCPS officials, the bus arrived shortly after and was headed to Eastern High School.
LMPD is now searching for vehicle in the area near this morning's shooting.
Alert: We're looking for this vehicle in the area of this morning's homicide. We need to talk to any occupants who may have information on this.— LMPD (@LMPD) September 22, 2021
Grey Jeep license plate with Illinois plate BD91644. Call 574-LMPD. You can remain anonymous. We need your help #LMPD #Louisville pic.twitter.com/j690CrF2CF
"It's the most tragic cornerstone of precisely what's been going on this year and at this year, it's entirely all hands to the pummel. I don't care who you are or what you do for the city, or you're just a concerned citizen, it needs to be everybody working to stop this" said Anthony Piagentini of Metro Council District 19.
Piagentini was on his way to work at city hall when he saw the scene close by and went over to see what was going on.
Our hearts break this morning with the news of the senseless violence targeting children waiting for a school bus. This is unacceptable. Report those responsible. Contact us (263-6000) or @LMPD (574-LMPD). The safety of our community depends on ALL of us working together. pic.twitter.com/zXPvqcc2oq— FBI Louisville (@FBILouisville) September 22, 2021
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