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Two women shot in southwest Louisville; suspect caught

A red Hummer that was reported to be involved in a double shooting on Manslick Road was found...
A red Hummer that was reported to be involved in a double shooting on Manslick Road was found on Third Street near Woodlawn Avenue just a few minutes after the shooting. The suspect, Laron Weston, 28, was later arrested.(WAVE 3 News / LMDC)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 4:25 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 10:59 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Two women were shot outside of a smoke shop in southwest Louisville Monday afternoon. It happened in the parking lot of Cox’s Smokers Outlet on Manslick Road near Gagel Avenue.

A Metrosafe spokesperson said two women were found shot inside a car.

Louisville Metro Police Department Officer Beth Ruoff said the two women were rushed to the hospital, but their injuries don’t appear serious. Their identities have not been released.

A red Hummer that was reported to be involved was found on Third Street near Woodlawn Avenue just a few minutes after the shooting, less than three miles from Cox’s.

The suspect, Laron Weston, 28, was later arrested, Ruoff said. He faces several charges, including assault and wanton endangerment.

Call the LMPD Anonymous Tip Line at (502) 574-LMPD to provide any information to investigators.

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