Louisville, Q. – A group of teenagers waiting at a bus stop on Wednesday morning in Louisville, Kentucky were shot by a passing vehicle. One died and the other was injured.
The shooting was reported around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Dr. WJ Hodge and West Chestnut Streets in the city’s Russell neighborhood. Louisville Metro Police Department.
Louisville Metro Police First Class Commander Shannon Lauder told local news outlets The students were waiting at the bus stop when a vehicle was approaching and someone opened fire on the group.
Lauder said two victims were injured and taken to hospital, where one of them later died. There was no immediate information on the condition of the other student. According to a local Granthshala affiliate, both victims were identified as men. WDRB-TV.
A third student was injured by “unknown means” but refused treatment.
The ages of the victims were not immediately released. A spokesman for Jefferson County Public Schools said the bus arrived shortly after the shooting, which was bound for Eastern High School.
“All our hearts are breaking right now,” said Renee Murphy, the school district’s chief communications and community officer.
Murphy said counselors will be at Eastern High School on Wednesday to help students and teachers deal with the deadly shooting.
Louisville police said it was seeking additional information about the incident, including any nearby home security cameras that may have captured the shooting.
“The kids couldn’t even wait at the bus stop without being shot,” Lauder said. “It’s terrifying and devastating, and we’re putting all of our resources into figuring out what happened.”
This story was reported from Cincinnati.