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14-year-old boy shot in Shively

Rayshawn McDowell (Source: Family photo) Rayshawn McDowell (Source: Family photo)
William Mitchell William Mitchell
The area where McDowell was shot. The area where McDowell was shot.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A 14-year-old Western High School student was shot and critically injured Sunday night in Shively, according to the Shively Police Department and the victim's family.

"We want answers and we want justice for what happened to Rayshawn. 'Cuz he didn't deserve it," said William Mitchell, who is the uncle of the victim. Mitchell identifies the victim as his nephew, Rayshawn McDowell.

"He was on his way home when he was shot twice with a shotgun," Mitchell said.

Police said the shooting happened around 9:40 Sunday night at the corner of Matheis and Miracle. The victim made his way to a residence and asked that 911 be called.

"From what I understand, he was shot in the side of his face. He got buck shots to the head. Shot in his neck and his shoulder," Mitchell said.

Mitchell said his nephew is an "A" student at Western High School.

"He's never gave any type of indications that he was a problem child or anything. So, we're just flabbergasted as to why this happened to him," said Mitchell.

Mitchell said his nephew is facing a long road to recovery.

"No, I know he'll never be the same. He's an athletic young man. We're just praying to God that he'll pull through this," said Mitchell.

Investigators have no suspects in custody and they have not released a possible motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Shively Police Department.

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