Teenage girl shot in attempted robbery

Police are investigating after a teenager was shot in a robbery attempt on Buechel Bank Road near Bardstown Road Sep. 5.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police say a frightening scene played out on this bridge on Monday night.

“It's unfortunate you can't walk to the store or go somewhere in broad daylight on a holiday and not have to worry about possibly getting shot so that's the worst part about it,” Chris Brand, a neighbor, said.

Witnesses say a 16-year-old girl was walking on this bridge before 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening when someone tried to rob her and she was shot.

“Of course these things are unfortunate wherever they happen.  This is a lovely community.  It generally is safe and I don't know the circumstances today but we'll hope that this a rare and unusual happening,” Hattie Wagner, president and C.E.O. of Presbyterian Homes of Louisville, said.

Police say the suspect then took off on foot.  Prompting the lock of a nearby retirement community for about an hour.  No one was allowed to go inside the building as staff checked on all of the residents living in the Presbyterian Homes of Louisville.

A helicopter overhead and K-9s on the ground.  Police searched for a suspect near the 2100 block of Buechel Bank Road.

“The way the world is now, regardless of where you live, stuff is happening,” Daniel Rey, a neighbor, said.

Chris Brand lives nearby and he says his brother was robbed at gunpoint on this same bridge a year ago.

“It's pretty standard.  It's sad to say but we usually have people getting robbed.  Like I said my brother was robbed on the same bridge,” Brand said.

Brand says this is something people should not have to worry about happening in this community.

Police have not made any arrests at this time.  But they tell us that they do expect the victim to be okay.  


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