Cashier shot during attempted robbery in downtown Louisville

Cashier shot during attempted robbery in downtown Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A cashier was shot in a downtown Louisville gas station Friday morning, according to Louisville Metro police.

The shooting was reported at the Bader’s gas station, located near the intersection of First and Liberty streets, around 4:45 a.m. Friday, according to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell.

The victim was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. The condition of the victim has not been released, but Mitchell said he is expected to recover.

Regular customers described being shocked by the news.

“It’s surprising that they try to hurt somebody and not even take anything. Doesn’t make a lot of sense,” said a customer who did not want to be identified.

Another customer, Shakur Nedab, said, “It’s a little crazy honestly that things are happening in that manner.”

There are numerous security cameras outside the store, but in a brief statement, police offered no description of the suspect, or of his actions on the property. Police say he ran off after the shooting.

The LMPD Major Crimes Unit and Robbery Unit are investigating. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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