Terrible news out of Kentucky. At least 1 student has been shot and injured, and 1 suspect remains on the loose after a terrifying incident at Fern Creek High School.
One student was shot and injured when another student — approximately 15 or 16 years old — opened fire inside Fern Creek High School on Sept. 30.
Louisville School Shooting: Fern High School Student Injured, Suspect On The Loose
A high school in Louisville, Kentucky has been put on lockdown after a shooter reportedly shot and injured a student at around 1pm in Fern Creek High School on Sept. 30, reports CNN.
According to police, the shooter is allegedly 15 or 16 years old, and Louisville Police are still looking for him. A name has not been released because the shooter is under 18 years old, but he is being described as a male around 6’5″. The alleged shooter is said to be wearing a grey hoodie and black pants with a stripe down the side.
UPDATE: As of 5:30pm on Sept. 30, Louisville Police have confirmed that a suspect connected to the shooting at FCHS is in custody and being questioned.
Police are still unsure if the shooter is a student at Fern Creek High School, and so far no connection has been made to the victim.
In a bit of good news, the student who was shot is suffering from non-life threatening injuries and expected to survive. As of right now, all we know about the victim is that he is a male.
“He has been transported and been unified with his family,” Jody Duncan, the public informations officer at the the Louisville Jefferson County Emergency Management told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
2 Schools Affected By Louisville Shooting
Since the incident, Fern Creek High School has been evacuated for the day. As you can see in the photo above, students were removed in a single file line with their hands above their heads as police continue to search for the active shooter.
A second school, nearby Fern Creek Elementary School, has been put on lockdown as a precaution. With the help of authorities, students from FCHS are being reunited with their parents and/or guardians.
Our thoughts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and the students of Fern Creek at this time.
Please stay tuned for more information on this tragic story as it breaks.
— Lauren Cox, reporting Chloe Melas