2 juveniles facing assault charges in shooting during parade

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have charged two juveniles in a shooting that wounded two teens near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Pegasus Parade.

Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said Friday that both 15-year-old boys are facing two counts each of assault, tampering with evidence, possession of a handgun by a minor and receiving stolen property.

She said the teens wounded in the Thursday shooting are expected to recover. Police have said the victims are a 17-year-old boy believed to be known by the teens who were apprehended and a 14-year-old girl.

The shooting occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday along a main intersection in downtown Louisville that’s along the parade route. The parade began at 5 p.m. and people were standing and sitting about two deep along the route.

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