Shooting at School Bus Stop Kills 1, Injures 2

A shooting at a school bus stop in Louisville, Ky., left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other children injured on Wednesday morning. Local police said the three minors were waiting for a bus at about 6:30 a.m. local time when a drive-by shooting occurred.

Louisville Metro Police First Division Commander Shannon Lauder said that students were waiting at the bus stop when a vehicle drove past and fired shots into the group. Two of them were hit. One of the injured students, a 14-year-old boy, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. The other was taken to University Hospital, where he passed away.

A third student, a 14-year-old girl, received minor injuries from what LMPD called a graze, and she was treated at the scene.

 Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio confirmed that they are students at Eastern High School. The deceased student’s mother has identified him as Tyree Smith.

“For this to come to my front door, for something that [doesn’t have anything] to do with my child—he’s a loving kid, he’s just innocent—waiting to go to school and get an education. This is senseless,” said Sherita Smith, the victim’s mother.

No arrests have been made. Police say they’re looking for the occupants of a gray Jeep that they say was in the vicinity of the shooting.

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