Fender bender leads to shooting in Shawnee neighborhood

17-year-old grazed by bullet in shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A JCPS student is recovering after being grazed by a bullet after leaving school Thursday. It happened near 39th and Market. The 17-year-old boy was in the backseat of a car when bullets started flying.

The complicated incident started at the Academy at Shawnee. For some reason that 17-year-old left school early. WHAS11 is told his two friends picked him up.

They then drove to a store down the street, where they said they got into a fender bender with another car. That was at 39th and Market.

The woman driving said no one was getting out of their vehicles so she assumed she didn't need to stay and decided to drive off.

Maranda Dillon said, "I turned onto Duncan Street and then he just started shooting my car. I had a four-month-old son in there. And then her friend, who came from school, got shot in the head. And I feel like it’s my fault. All because of a car."

She said the other car followed her and someone inside started shooting at them- that happened near the store.

The 17-year-old was in the backseat next to the driver's four-month-old baby. Dillon said he dove over the infant to protect him and that when he was hit.

"I was screaming my baby, my baby, and he put himself in that predicament to leave over my baby and save my baby because if it wasn't for him doing that it probably would've been my baby,” Dillon said.

Dillon said she panicked, stopping at a Dairy Mart near 28th and Market to call 911. That’s where an ambulance picked up the victim and took him to the hospital.

Dillon said she then drove to a tire shop at 24th & Market, where her boyfriend works, to look over the damage. The shattered glad and bullet holes were visible after the incident.

"I'm scared to death. My heart was shaking. My son is the only thing I'm worried about. And the boy who got shot,” Dillon said.

She said she has no idea who was driving the other car.

Police are still investigating.

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