National Turnpike Shooting

Pictured: LMPD cruisers outside the Circle K gas station on National Turnpike in Fairdale, Ky., on Oct. 26, 2021. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are investigating after a teenager was shot during a carjacking in Louisville's Fairdale neighborhood early Tuesday. 

It happened around 7:30 a.m. near the Circle K gas station at 8615 National Turnpike, near Glengarry Drive.

Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says officers were sent to that location on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived they found a 16-year-old male who had been shot. 

Mitchell says police determined the teen was shot during a carjacking and that he had been a passenger in the vehicle that was being carjacked.

The victim was taken to University Hospital. Mitchell says his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The LMPD Robbery Unit is investigating.

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