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Child shot, seriously injured in Fairdale

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The 12-year-old victims arrives at Kosair Children's Hospital. The 12-year-old victims arrives at Kosair Children's Hospital.
The scene of the shooting in the 400 block of Mount Holly Road. The scene of the shooting in the 400 block of Mount Holly Road.
Police on the scene of the shooting. Police on the scene of the shooting.
LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 12-year-old boy suffered a serious gunshot wound to the chest Tuesday night near Fairdale, according to Louisville Metro Police.

Emergency crews were called to the 400 block of Mount Holly Road just north of Jefferson Memorial Forest at 10:22 p.m. on a report of the shooting.

LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley said several people were inside the home when the shooting occurred. Smiley would not elaborate on what may have led to the shooting, but she said, "We don't believe it was self-inflicted."

Smiley said the weapon involved in the shooting was a handgun and that police had yet to determine who it belongs to.

The boy was undergoing surgery Tuesday night at Kosair Children's Hospital and was said to be alert and talking when he arrived there. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to Smiley.

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