(LOUISVILLE) -- A 16-year-old boy was killed and two other children were hurt in a shooting at a school bus stop in Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday morning, according to local police.
The three children were waiting for a bus when they were shot in a drive-by at about 6:30 a.m. local time, police said.
One of the injured kids, a 14-year-old boy, is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The other survivor, a 14-year-old girl, was treated for minor injuries at the scene, police said.
“I had to hold the wound of a little boy and tell him he was going to be OK.” Neighbors enraged over the number of shootings affecting our kids. This one at a bus stop. One student telling me, it’s not a good day to have anxiety. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/yvvEHCX9jO— Brooke Hasch (@WHAS11Hasch) September 22, 2021
Police are looking for the occupants of a grey Jeep they say was in the area at the time of the 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
The three victims have not been identified but Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio said they are students at Eastern High School.
The school bus arrived shortly after the "traumatic" slaying, Pollio said, and a bus stop for middle schoolers was close by.
This is one of our toughest days at @JCPSKY. We have suffered another devastating loss to senseless gun violence. Our hearts go out to the family of the Eastern HS student whose life was ended. We are providing support for the students.— Dr. Marty Pollio (@JCPSSuper) September 22, 2021
This marked Louisville's 145th homicide of the year, officials said.
Louisville Metropolitan Police Chief Erika Shields called it a "heinous crime."
Shields said the city is tackling gun violence and "getting violent felons off the street daily." However, she added, "the availability of illegal guns is just so widespread."
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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