40-year-old woman identified as victim in shooting near downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 40-year-old woman has been identified as the victim in a shooting near downtown Louisville on Thursday.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Nachan Nacole Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene near Eighth and Breckinridge Streets at 4:11 p.m. Thursday.

LMPD Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said Thursday that two people were in a white Chevrolet driving on the 800 block of Breckinridge Street. While driving in that area, both were shot, and the car continued forward, hitting a utility pole. The other occupant, a man, was also shot and taken to University Hospital.

A close friend of the woman, Nikeshia Malone, said she has known Henderson since she was 6 years old. 

"She was at the wrong place, wrong time,” Malone said. “She was just getting a ride.”

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