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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are looking for suspects after one person was shot early Friday during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in south Louisville.
It happened around 7:30 a.m. at the Captain D's in the 10000 block of Dixie Highway, which is not far from the school. According to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell, that's where a black male forced his way into the restaurant and demanded cash.
Mitchell says the suspect shot a female employee before getting away with an unknown amount of cash. The victim was taken to University Hospital. We're told her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Valley High School was placed on a level four security alert for about a half-hour Friday immediately after the shooting.
JCPS spokesman Ben Jackey tells WDRB that the school was never in an actual lockdown situation, but officials were advised to secure the building because the suspect is still on the loose.
Jackey says it's not uncommon for schools to go on security alert if there is a police situation, nearby crime or suspect in the vicinity. He says the alert was lifted after about 25 minutes.
Investigators searched the area for clues, and called in a K-9 unit to help search for the suspect.
"Anytime we call the K-9 unit out, they're trying to run a track to see if we can locate anything in the area, possibly, or which direction the suspect may have fled," said Lt. Jennifer Coe with the LMPD's Robbery Unit.
Police are still looking for the suspect. He is described as a black male in his 20s, about six-feet-tall with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 502-574-LMPD (574-5673).