Teen shot near Wheatley Elementary School

Published: Dec. 7, 2015 at 8:44 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2015 at 9:15 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police are searching for the gunman who shot a teenager on the south side of California Park near Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School Monday afternoon.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the shooting happened about 3 p.m. in the 1600 block of Gallagher Street.

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The victim is described as being in his "middle teens." Mitchell said the boy was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting caused school leaders to increase security at Wheatley Elementary to Level 5 and delay dismissal about a half-hour. Buses may get some students home a little late.

There are no suspects, Mitchell said. Police are canvassing the neighborhood for potential witnesses.

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