UPDATE: JCPS disputes teen's claim he was on bus before shooting

Updated: Nov. 13, 2017 at 4:37 PM EST
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(Source: Steven Richard/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Steven Richard/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police reported to the scene of a shooting Monday afternoon.

The incident happened just after 2 p.m. Monday in a rear alley the 3800 block of Vermont Avenue, LMPD said. LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell confirmed that officers arrived to find a 15-year-old boy who had been shot.

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MetroSafe said that the teen told police he had recently gotten off a school bus when he was shot in the leg. JCPS spokesperson Daniel Kemp said that from a JCPS standpoint, the teen was not on a JCPS bus before he was shot. The teen's mother told WAVE 3 News reporter Jobina Fortson that he attends Minor Daniels Academy.

The teen was transported to University with non-life-threatening injuries.

The LMPD Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

Those with information about the shooting should call the anonymous police tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673).

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