1 Teen Student Killed, 2 Wounded in Kentucky Bus Stop Shooting: Police

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 22, 2021 Updated: September 22, 2021

Three teens were injured and one was killed during a shooting while they were waiting for the school bus in Louisville, Kentucky early Wednesday, police said.

The students were waiting at a corner bus stop in the Russell neighborhood near downtown when an assailant in a vehicle drove by and opened fire, the Louisville Metro Police Department said. The incident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. ET.

The identities of the students who were shot were not disclosed. But an aunt the 16-year-old boy who was killed issued a statement to a local station.

“I mean, you all probably interview a lot of families who are like, ‘I can’t believe this happened.’ You know, he didn’t hurt nobody, he didn’t do anything. They can be out in God knows what, but I’m telling you, my nephew wasn’t. He didn’t have that time on his hands,” the aunt, also unnamed, told WKLY-TV.

The three students attended Eastern High School, the station reported.

A 14-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet and was treated at the scene, while a 14-year-old boy was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials told the broadcaster.

No arrests have been made so far. A description of the suspect or suspects has not been provided.

Police said they are searching for a gray Jeep with an Illinois license plate of BD91644 that was seen in the area of the homicide on Wednesday morning. Officials wrote that they wish to speak with any of the Jeep’s occupants.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call 502-574-7111 or 502-263-6000.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.