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Police arrest suspect after drive-by shooting in Portland early Christmas morning

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Kyle Cook at a court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Kyle Cook at a court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A suspect arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the Portland neighborhood on Christmas morning was in court Tuesday. 

Kyle Cook, 22, is accused of firing shots from a minivan around 7:30 a.m. Dec. 25 on Saint Xavier near 22nd Street. Police found the victim with a gunshot wound in his abdomen.

According to the arrest report, the victim told witnesses at the scene "Kyle shot him" then left in a silver van. The victim was taken to the hospital, but police say his injuries were not life-threatening. 

Police say Cook told them he shot the victim three times. Police say they recovered the .38 caliber gun used in the shooting. 

Cook is charged with assault, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. 

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