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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro Police are searching for a man they say shot a woman in the back after a verbal argument.
LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley says the woman went home to her apartment on Del Park Terrace near Shawnee Park in West Louisville. Neighbors say the woman lives in the apartment with her two children.
Police say the man followed her and tried to convince two other women to fight the victim. When they refused, police say he left and came back with a weapon.
Officials say the man shot the woman in the back while she was in front of her apartment before he ran away. She was taken to University Hospital with non life-threatening injuries; no one else was hurt.
Authorities are pursuing several leads in searching for the suspect and towed away a vehicle for evidence.
Neighbors recall hearing the gunshots.
"Pop, pop, pop. Something like that. I sit there for a minute, and then as I was leaving I saw the police searching around like they was looking for something," says neighbor William Holder.
"I was out here on the step and somebody said, someone has a gun. I just started running," says another neighbor who didn't want to be identified.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the police tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673).