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St. Matthews businesses react to recent shooting

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For 40 years Bicycle Sport has been operating in the center of St. Matthews. For 40 years Bicycle Sport has been operating in the center of St. Matthews.
Matt Harris Matt Harris
Employees at Saints bar actually came to the rescue when the woman in her late 20s showed up Friday morning around 3:15 with a gunshot wound. Employees at Saints bar actually came to the rescue when the woman in her late 20s showed up Friday morning around 3:15 with a gunshot wound.
Daniel Brashear Daniel Brashear

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A woman is pistol whipped, robbed and shot early Friday morning, but police have yet to make any arrests.

Police say the robbery may serve as a wake up call for the neighborhood.

For 40 years Bicycle Sport has been operating in the center of St. Matthews, so throughout the decades it's seen a lot change. 

"St. Matthews is a great place and there is a lot of great stuff going on right now," said Matt Harris, Bicycle Sport manager.

Harris says that's why it was a little shocking to hear a woman was shot in a parking lot just across the street. He's says they've never had to worry about violent crimes.

Just once Harris says somebody threw a rock through their window, but since then it's just the little stuff they see left behind every now and then. 

"Cigarette butts, beer bottles, glasses," said Harris. On the other hand, he's been very impressed with his late night neighbors, who take the clean up seriously.

"Certain businesses definitely do a good job knowing that problem exists and taking care of it themselves," said Harris. 

Employees at Saints bar actually came to the rescue when the woman in her late 20s showed up Friday morning around 3:15 with a gunshot wound.

Police say the woman was in the parking lot of Meridian Cafe when two men approached her and started talking before they went for her purse, then pistol whipped her and shot her in the forearm. 

While this latest crime may have people in the neighborhood talking, Daniel Brashear at MacAuthority echoes what Harris says.  

"We haven't had any issues with anything or any of the bar neighbors," said Brashear. "It's helped our business get more exposure too, which is nice because so many more people are driving by at night saying hey what does that place do," said Brashear.

Both stores say in their location, the positives outweigh the bad and they hope a crime like this doesn't happen again.

Of all the bars and businesses WAVE 3 News talked to throughout the day they all say they are not making any security changes after this recent incident.

Police stress that crime can happen anywhere and this is just another reminder of how important it is to be aware of your surroundings no matter what part of town you are in. 

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