Two injured, one killed at JCPS drive-by bus stop shooting

Posted at 9:46 AM, Sep 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-22 17:52:20-04

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.

"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.

"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.

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