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Woman shot while pushing grandchild in stroller

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A baby in a stroller was surrounded by police at the scene of the incident. (Source: Scott Adkins/WAVE 3 News) A baby in a stroller was surrounded by police at the scene of the incident. (Source: Scott Adkins/WAVE 3 News)
The victim was pushing her grandchild in the stroller when the holdup happened. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The victim was pushing her grandchild in the stroller when the holdup happened. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman was shot during a holdup while pushing her grandchild along a sidewalk in west Louisville Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the shooting in the 3100 block of West Broadway just after 12:30 p.m. The responding police officers surrounded the baby, who was in a stroller.

The victim had just stepped off a TARC bus when the assailant mugged the victim, according to LMPD.

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WAVE 3 News spoke with the victim's daughter when she was reunited with her child.  "I don't understand how somebody could be like that.  I was worried about the safety of her, my kid.  She's ok.  I just don't understand how someone could shoot a lady with a baby in a stroller like that," Sherrice Davis said.

Police officers comforted Davis' daughter until she arrived while detectives canvassed the neighborhood in search of the shooter.

The shooting happened in front Kimaya Gore's home.

"I was taking a nap and then it was a like a big shot.  I heard somebody screaming and I ran outside.  I heard the bushes when someone ran through my backyard.  The lady told me she was shot in the stomach so I called police," Gore said.

Gore said the victim told the gunman she didn't have any money, but he shot her anyway and took off on foot.

Metro police described the shooter as a black male approximately 5'5'' and weighing 165 lbs.  Police said he was wearing a black t-shirt and camouflage shorts.

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