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Police search for suspect in Shanks Lane shooting

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police are searching for a shooting suspect on the loose while his victim is recovering at University Hospital.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. April 13 on Shanks Lane. Metro Police say the victim was sitting in his car behind Highland Park Missionary Baptist Church when he was approached by a man who told him to get out of the car. When the victim refused, the suspect shot him in the upper leg and fled on foot.

Neighbors looked out their windows Saturday evening to see police investigating the shooting behind the church. Those we talked to said they can't believe it happened essentially in their backyard.

"We've been talking about it and it's way too close to home," said Mary Reynolds, whose backyard lines up to the parking lot where the shooting happened. "This is the first thing that's really been bad. I couldn't believe it happened I just couldn't."

The victim was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still searching for the suspect. If you have any information you're asked to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). All calls are anonymous.

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