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Teen identified as victim of deadly shooting

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Cortez Keith Randolph (Source: Family photo) Cortez Keith Randolph (Source: Family photo)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The victim of a deadly shooting in Louisville's Russell neighborhood has been identified as a 17-year-old boy.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, Cortez Keith Randolph lived with his grandmother in Fern Creek and was on his way home when he was shot multiple times and killed in an alley at 18th and Broadway late Monday night.

His grandmother said he was a good kid, who mostly made As and Bs as a junior at Moore High School -- more As than Bs, she said.  She added she had no idea who would kill him.

The coroner said he was waiting at a bus stop at the intersection of 18th and Broadway to go home around 11:00 Monday night.

Police say he was targeted, although they wouldn't say why they think that.  "The victim attempted to flee from the bus stop and was able to run in a northern direction across Broadway," Homicide Lieutenant Todd Kessinger said.

Tom Campbell owns a car wash near Esquire Alley, where Randolph was found.

"I've been here about ten years," Campbell said. "It's a constant issue. Occasionally I've seen my customers injured or I don't get to see them anymore because they're deceased.  I've seen a lot of drug activity here."

Randolph had just turned 17 on December 12.

No suspect information has been released. Anyone with information about this case should call the Louisville Metro Police Department's anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD.

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