UPDATE: Bowling Green Police release shooting victim's name at Hilltop Club Student Living Residence

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- UPDATE, 10/21/19, 4:56 p.m.

Bowling Green Police have released more information on the investigation.

According to the police report, officers learned that Wilkinson and his girlfriend, Allison Cooke, had returned to the apartments after work. Cooke informed police that three black males were standing in the vicinity of the breezeway in the 200 building.

Cooke told police it seemed apparent that the group was talking about her and/or Wilkinson, and when Wilkinson asked the three males if they were discussing the couple, one of the males brandished a handgun and fired a single shot that struck Wilkinson's left leg.

Cooke told police the subjects then ran through the breezeway.

Other officers spoke with other witnesses, and investigators found a single 9 mm Luger shell casing on the sidewalk in front of the breezeway.

Police also spoke with the property manager who confirmed with officers that there were no cameras in the area of the shooting, although there were ones that captured footage at the entrance/exit gate.

One of the witnesses believed a silver Lexus SUV had been associated with the incident after leaving quickly. But further observation of the surveillance footage did not show a car matching that description exiting the complex. However, the video was of poor quality from a distance.

The report says police did see in the video two subjects running away from the 200 building.

Police captured 15 to 20 minutes of cars entering and exiting the complex during the associated time frame.

The investigation is still pending.
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The Bowling Green Police Department responded to a shooting around 5:00 Sunday evening at the Hilltop Club Student Living Residence.

Officials confirm 22-year-old, Christopher Wilkinson, a resident of Hilltop Club, was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.

A witness says he was walking his dog when he heard one gunshot. He said "I rushed over to find a man in his car with a gunshot in the leg. I am a nursing student so I took my dogs leash and tied in above the wound to use as a tourniquet until EMS arrived. Police and paramedics arrived within minutes of the shooting. It was a very quick response," said Jordan Campbell, witness in the shooting.

There have been no arrests in connection to the shooting. Police say they are working to identify the suspect.

The investigation is still ongoing.



 
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