Man shot in drive-by shooting in Algonquin neighborhood - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man shot in drive-by shooting in Algonquin neighborhood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man was shot in the Algonquin neighborhood Tuesday night, and he ran to a nearby Thornton's for help. 

LMPD said the man was shot around 5:30 p.m. in a drive-by near 22nd Street and Burwell Avenue. He crashed the van he was driving, and went to the Thornton's at Dixie Highway and Hill Street for help.

He saw a Health Services bus parked there, and when he knocked on the doors and they opened, he collapsed in the stairwell.  The bus was transporting mentally challenged adults home for the day.

"Someone was taking them home, and they had to witness this," said Maj. Raymond Harper with LMPD. "There is trauma they are watching first-hand for themselves and, absolutely, they were on that bus crying when we got here."

Neighbors say they heard eight or nine gunshots and initially thought were firecrackers.

LMPD said the man was shot in the side underneath his armpit, but his injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

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