LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 2-year-old child was killed and the toddler's 21-year-old mother also was shot on the front porch of a home in west Louisville late Wednesday afternoon, WAVE 3 News.
A grandmother of the victims said a man walked up to the porch just before 6 p.m. and shot both the mother and child before fleeing on foot. Police are searching for the gunman.
Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell confirmed at about 7:15 p.m. that the child died.
The mother's condition was not immediately available, nor were the victims' identities known.
It's not clear what prompted the shooting.
WAVE 3 News has a crew headed to the shooting site, and we will have more information as soon it becomes available on WAVE 3 News at 6, on WAVE3.com and the WAVE 3 News mobile app.
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