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Teen shot in neck in Taco Bell parking lot as violence erupts on Broadway

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - LMPD officers are investigating after violence broke out along Broadway late Thursday that ended in gunfire and a 15-year-old boy shot in the neck. He was taken to University Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition Friday.

Police say they were called to downtown Louisville and the west end around 9 p.m. April 7 after reports of hundreds of teens fighting. The fighting spread from Waterfront Park all the way to 28th and Broadway, where the 15-year-old was shot.

We're told the victim was shot just before 10:30 p.m. during one of the fights in the parking lot of the Taco Bell at 28th and Broadway. Police say the victim walked to the drive-thru window to ask for help and was then rushed to the hospital. 

Earlier in the night, police drove through waterfront park on ATVs and used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of unruly teen.

At First and Broadway, a man in his 40s was assaulted by another group of teens.

Mark Davis, who was among some of the youth roaming the streets Thursday night, witnessed some of the violence, but left before gunfire erupted.

"A guy flashed his gun," Davis said. "A young girl was jumped - I guess that's how you'd explain it. It was just pandemonium, really."

So far, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous crime tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673). 

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