16-year-old boy killed, 2 kids hurt in shooting at school bus stop in Louisville: Police

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(LOUISVILLE) — No arrests have been made after a 16-year-old boy was killed and two other children were hurt in a shooting at a school bus stop in Louisville, Kentucky, 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 Wednesday, 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

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives identified the slain teen as 16-year-old Tyree Smith. Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio said all three victims are students at Eastern High School.

 

@ATFLouisville’s condolences go out to family and friends of 16-year-old Tyree Smith who lost his life today, as well as to those injured during the senseless act of violence that occurred in the Russell neighborhood. Together, we must take a stand against violence. pic.twitter.com/VfcGFO5DmT

— ATF Louisville (@ATFLouisville) September 22, 2021

The school bus arrived shortly after the “traumatic” slaying, Pollio said, and a bus stop for middle schoolers was close by.

LMPD and JCPS officials are at the scene. Waiting for their response on a bus stop shooting that sent three kids to the hospital around 6:30 this morning. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/fndpPRI9t4

— Brooke Hasch (@WHAS11Hasch) September 22, 2021

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

Police initially said they were looking for a grey Jeep that was reportedly in the area at the time of the shooting. On Thursday, police said the vehicle was recovered and asked anyone with information to call the authorities.

 

Cancel the attempt to locate, vehicle was recovered. Anyone with any information on yesterday’s homicide please call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD. pic.twitter.com/k9zMNenq5N

— LMPD (@LMPD) September 23, 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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