Group reaches out to residents to help find grandmother's attacker

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There's still no one behind bars for the July 30th shooting of a grandmother in West Louisville. She survived, but community groups are still trying to track down her attacker.

Several volunteers with Man Up went door-to-door in the Russell neighborhood Monday night near 31st and Broadway.

That's the same area the grandma was shot while pushing a stroller. Police say her attacker stole her purse but she fought back and he shot her in the stomach.

Man Up organizers spoke with residents about that shooting, asking if they felt safe in their neighborhood.

LMPD officers walked with the group too.

Some residents say, in fact, they do not feel safe in their own homes.

"Just because of what happened to that lady that got off the bus I don't really feel all that safe, kinda scared,” said one resident. “I'm hoping it'll get better."

"Whenever a community stands up and says we've had it, we're done with it, and then it stops,” says Man Up organizer Ray Barker. “We gotta get people to stop fearing. Those two things right there will make the difference."

So far this year, LMPD says there have been 145 shootings in Louisville, 31 of those have been deadly.

If you know anything about the grandmother being shot you’re asked to call 502-574-LMPD.

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