Police: 2 shot during bank robbery in Louisville, Ky.; authorities search for 2 suspects - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police: 2 shot during bank robbery in Louisville, Ky.; authorities search for 2 suspects

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two young men held up a bank Monday just after it opened and shot two employees before fleeing, police said.

The suspects, believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, appear to have been wearing masks. They pulled a handgun inside the Chase bank and demanded money, then fired two shots, police said. They escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

One victim was shot in the abdomen and the other was shot in the arm, police spokesman Phil Russell said. Both were in surgery and neither injuries are considered life threatening, Russell said.

No customers were in the bank during the robbery, but there were three or four employees inside, Russell said.

Police found the getaway car, a blue Chevy Impala, soon after the robbery and were searching it, Russell said.

Late Monday morning, the FBI released bank surveillance camera photos of the suspects. Both were wearing blue jeans. One wore a blue shirt and a white baseball cap and the other wore a white shirt and a dark cap.

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