LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The grey Jeep that was seen near the scene of Wednesday's deadly bus stop shooting was found burned in a St. Matthews apartment complex early Thursday.
St. Matthews Police Chief Barry Wilkerson said the jeep, which had been stolen, was discovered at Jamestown Apartments around 1:30 a.m.
He said it had "minimal damage." The fire was put out and the case has been turned over to the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, LMPD responded to a bus stop shooting that sent three kids to the hospital.
One student was pronounced dead and two others were injured after someone fired into a group waiting at a bus stop in west Louisville.
treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Kosair and a juvenile female was treated for minor injuries on scene. We are working with JCPS as this unfolds. Anyone with any information please call 574-LMPD, you can remain anonymous. #LMPD— LMPD (@LMPD) September 22, 2021
"This is devastating for us to hear of the loss of one of our students in a circumstance like this," said JCPS spokesperson Renee Murphy. "We are thinking of the families and we will support the families the best that we can throughout this process."
According to JCPS officials, the bus arrived shortly after and was headed to Eastern High School.
Hours after the shooting, LMPD began looking for a vehicle that was near the area during yesterday morning's shooting, a Grey Jeep with an Illinois plate.
Alert: We're looking for this vehicle in the area of this morning's homicide. We need to talk to any occupants who may have information on this.— LMPD (@LMPD) September 22, 2021
Grey Jeep license plate with Illinois plate BD91644. Call 574-LMPD. You can remain anonymous. We need your help #LMPD #Louisville pic.twitter.com/j690CrF2CF
This story was first reported by WLEX.