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Teen convicted of shooting student at Fern Creek HS in critical condition after shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The teen who pleaded guilty to shooting another student at Fern Creek High School was critically wounded in a shooting over the weekend.  

Police say Andre Banks was shot several times on Oct. 2. Police say it happened around 6 p.m. on Russett Boulevard, near Fern Valley Road in Okolona. 

Lena Pinchbeck, who lives in an apartment complex near the scene, says she heard four or five shots. 

"[I] peaked out the window, and I saw a guy laying over there in the bushes," she said. 

Pinchbeck says she called 911 and ended up going outside to help.

"I asked him, 'just breathe, don't talk, help is on the way,'" she said. 

When emergency crews got there, Banks was rushed to University Hospital. 

Banks was convicted of shooting another student at Fern Creek High School in September of 2014. He originally told police he was trying to shoot a student after an altercation when he inadvertently hit 15-year-old Javaughntay Burroughs in the stomach.

After pleading guilty to several charges and apologizing in court, Banks was sentenced in May of this year. The 18-year-old has been on probation but prosecutors asked to revoke it last week. The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says Banks failed to report to his probation officer. 

He had a court hearing Monday and the judge scheduled another hearing for later this month. 

Pinchbeck says she's been thinking about what happened and how young Banks is. 

"I prayed for him all night long. All night. And I'm glad he's alive," she said. 

As for who shot him, police say they don't have any suspects. 

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