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Community activists speak out against shooting of grandmother

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A grandmother was robbed and shot Wednesday afternoon as she pushed her grandchild in a stroller. Now police need help finding the suspect.

Police and community activists gathered on W. Broadway, near S. 31st Street Thursday afternoon. That's where the woman was shot yesterday after getting off a TARC bus. Police say a man followed her, tried to grab her purse, and as they struggled, he shot her in the abdomen.

Investigators are now looking at surveillance video from nearby businesses.

"Somebody in this community knows who this is," said MeShorn Daniels, co-chairman of the group Man UP. "I'm asking you to not sit around and let this -- punk move! -- anytime you do anything to a defenseless elderly woman with a child around you -- punk move! -- stand up, somebody needs to say something about this."

The woman is still in the hospital, but is expected to be okay. The child was not hurt.

Police describe the suspect as a thin, black man, about 5'-4" inches tall, with short hair, a beard and a camouflage shirt and hat. Anyone with information should call the police anonymous tip line at 574- LMPD.

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