Man Shot To Death In Fight On Louisville Bus

LOUISVILLE, KY -- One man was killed and another critically injured in a shooting late Saturday night, apparently as they were getting off a city bus in downtown Louisville, according to Metro Police, reports the Lousville Courier-Journal in its Sunday edition.

The victims had been part of an altercation on the bus that involved several people, said Officer Phil Russell, a police spokesman.

“The fighting was ongoing as they got off the bus,” he said.

After the shooting, the Transit Authority of River City bus, which had other passengers, drove to safety at Ninth and Kentucky streets, Russell said. The incident happened at about 10:40 p.m., reports the C-J.

One victim was found at 10th and Broadway and was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other remained on the bus until it pulled over, and was taken to University Hospital with critical but not life-threatening injuries, Russell told the newspaper.

No arrests had been made late last night. Russell said two people were seen fleeing the scene, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal

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  • by Dave Location: Lexington on May 12, 2008 at 05:21 AM
    To WOW. So you are saying that 3 minutes is not worth a person's life? What if it was you that were caught up in an exchange like this and you were innocently shot? I bet when the guns come out, those pulling the triggers don't care where the bullets go if they miss the target. If we cannot trust fellow riders from bringing weapons on buses, then stopping them before they board is the only solution. Sorry to hear that 3 minutes to save lives is so big of a burden on your routine.
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on May 12, 2008 at 03:54 AM
    @Steve Location: Lexington "They need to have metal detectors at the bus entrance" I guess youve never travelled by bus? Ever even walked through a metal detector? You have to empty your pockets and women check purses. Since its the bus youll have plenty of bags and backpacks and the like. Might as well walk if you have to wait 3minutes plus for every rider to be screened. I've rode one for miles in the ghetto of wisconsin on a vacation years ago. They are actually nicer and safer than a new york city cab. As buses tend not to wreck as much.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on May 11, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    They need to have metal detectors at the bus entrance, and arm the driver so that he/she can take care of the situation if need be.

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