LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three teenagers were shot and one was killed at a bus stop Wednesday morning, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). A department spokesperson said one of the children, a 16-year-old boy, was pronounced dead at UofL hospital. Family members tell Spectrum News 1 the boy was Tyree Smith.

What You Need To Know

  • Three juveniles were shot and one was killed at a bus stop Wednesday morning

  • An LMPD spokesperson said one of the children, a teen male, was pronounced dead at UofL hospital

  • It appears to be a drive-by shooting, the spokesperson added

  • No suspects are in custody

The spokesperson said it appears to be a drive-by shooting. The incident occurred at Dr. WJ Hodge and Chestnut streets.

LMPD said a 13-year-old boy is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Kosair Hospital, and a 14-year-old girl was treated for minor injuries on scene.

Mark Pence lives nearby and told Spectrum News 1 the scene was chaotic Wednesday morning as he helped one of the shooting victims.

Pence told us the bullet hit the boy's arm. "It was in his arm but you know you’re in shock because it just happened so he was in shock, he’s a kid he ain’t never been shot before,” Pence said.

3 children shot, 1 killed while waiting for a school bus this morning @LMPD says it appears to be a “drive by shooting” @louisvillemayor news conference happing at 11am. @SpectrumNews1KY pic.twitter.com/lAw3kPnHln

All three students attended Eastern High School, Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent Marty Pollio confirmed. Counselors will be available at Eastern and Crosby Middle School.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called the shooting "meaningless violence."

"This breaks my heart and even the most caring words seem inadequate," he said.

LMPD Police Chief Erika Shields echoed his sentiments. The department is working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI on the investigation.

"This one is a hard one. Children are always hard. When it is this senseless and someone is so vulnerable, there is an added level of pain," Shields said.

Shields said citizens have approached the police and volunteered information and anyone with information is urged to come forward. The department is looking for a gray Jeep in connection to the shooting.

The department said no suspects are in custody and it is working with JCPS as this unfolds.

Jonathon Gregg produced the video portion of this story.

Editor's note: The witness was misidentified as Mike Pence instead of Mark Pence in a previous version of this story.