WDRB News gets rare look at shooting scene near downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Every day, WDRB News goes out to stories. In a rare case Tuesday, the story came to us. A wild turn of events put a crew in the middle of a shooting when they pulled up to the corner of Hancock and Finzer Streets near downtown Louisville.

Karl Man and photojournalist Frank Stamper got to the shooting scene so quickly that officers hadn't roped off the scene yet. The WDRB News red SUV couldn't move for several hours because several bullet casings surrounded the vehicle. While Investigators marked off the shells, one man told them what he saw and how he helped. 

"I just happened to see this young lady fall down on the side over here," eyewitness Emmanuel Valentine said. "And I look closer, and her leg is bleeding. So I ran across the street and took my belt off, and I make a tourniquet on her leg."  

Sherry Hixenbaugh lives several feet from where police say a black woman in her 30s was shot. 

"I heard six shots, and I looked across the street, and I see the lady laying on the ground and blood is running all over," Hixenbaugh said.

Police added that the victim exchanged some words with two or three black men and then was shot one time. She is expected to live.

"I never thought I would ever see this in this neighborhood," Hixenbaugh said. "But it's going all over." 

This shooting, like many others came with a plea from a person who saw what happen. He broke away from our interview to look right in the camera to get his message across. 

"This needs to stop now!" Valentine said. "We complain how the police are against us, but we are against ourselves too."

The woman was taken to the hospital alert and conscious. One male is in custody for questioning.  

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