A 16-year-old student of Eastern High School in Kentucky is dead and many others wounded following a drive-by shooting at the school bus stop early Wednesday.
Louisville Metro Police Maj. Shannon Lauder said in a press conference that an unidentified person drove by and opened fire on waiting students, some of whom were not injured.
Authorities said no suspect is in custody Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities are urging the public to help locate the driver of a dark gray Jeep SUV with Illinois license tags, with the plate number BD91644.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the shooting violated a “sacred space,” “And a teen that should be at school today will not be there, and will never be there again.”
Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio called the incident “one of the most difficult mornings of my career.” He said support is being provided to students and teachers at the school.
The bus arrived shortly after the shooting, which occurred around 6:30 a.m., school officials said.
Maj. Lauder said Louisville Police is “going to throw all of our resources at finding out who did this.”