Teenager dies after early morning shooting in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A teenager shot on his way to school in the Shawnee neighborhood Monday morning has died.
The shooting was reported in the 600 block of South 43rd Street around 6:45 a.m. Monday, according to Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell.
Police say the victim was 18 years old and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital where he later died of his injuries. JCPS would not confirm if the victim was a student but, sources tell WAVE 3 News that he was a student, and was on his way to the bus stop when he was shot.
Darwin Belliard lives on South 43rd Street and heard his mother scream when she heard the gunshots.
“My mom said there were six gun shots that woke her up,” said Belliard. “As soon as I heard my mom screaming that someone was shot, it was just like second nature to me to grab my first aid kit and try to assist him.”
Belliard told WAVE 3 News he recently got back home after serving four years in the U.S. Army and wanted to help the teen.
“I was Airborne Infantry and I have extensive training on combat life saving skills and I’m also EMT qualified,” Belliard said.
The teen’s backpack was left behind at the scene.
“He was walking to school, car pulled up someone got out, shot six times at him and if I’m not mistaken one bullet hit him and drove off,” Belliard said.
The rest of the bullets went flying, hitting Belliard’s home and his neighbors home. No one else was hurt.
No suspects have been arrested.
The LMPD Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.