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Fairdale boy shot in chest out of surgery

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Zax Jones arriving at Kosair Children's Hopsital. Zax Jones arriving at Kosair Children's Hopsital.
Scene of the shooting in the 400 block of Mount Holly Road. Scene of the shooting in the 400 block of Mount Holly Road.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A hospital spokesperson says the 12-year-old boy shot Tuesday night in Fairdale is listed in critical condition.

Zax Jones underwent surgery overnight at Kosair Children's Hospital. Zax was at a home in the 400 block of Mount Holly Road when he was shot in the chest around 10:20 p.m.

[Related story: Child shot, seriously injured in Fairdale]

Alicia Smiley, a Louisville Metro Police spokesperson, said Zax was shot with a handgun and there were several people in the home at the time of the shooting.

While Smiley would not say what led to the shooting, she did tell WAVE 3 they do not believe the wound was self-inflicted.

Wednesday morning, LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell siad the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

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