3-Year-Old Boy Recovering After Shooting, Police Looking For Suspects

By Jeff Tang

(LOUISVILLE) -- A 3-year-old boy struck by a stray bullet late Wednesday was released from the hospital Thursday morning. Shots rang out at the Sheppard Square Housing Complex in the block of Roseland Street about 9:30 Wednesday night, and the violent experience has taken a toll on the child and his family. WAVE 3's Jeff Tang reports.

Isaiah Gregory was resting at his home in Sheppard Square Thursday, less than 24 hours after he was shot in the hip.

Police say Isaiah, his 4-year-old sister, Gabrielle, and their mother, Amanda, were walking into their apartment Wednesday night when they heard a vehicle approach the area. Witnesses say four men approached the car in a nearby parking lot and opened fire.

Isaiah was taken to Kosair Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Family spokesman Christopher 2X says the shooting has taken a toll on everyone in the family, especially Isaiah's mother, who was holding his hand when he was shot.

"When she looked down and Isaiah had blood on him, it absolutely just took something out of her," said family spokesman Christopher 2X. "She would not want me to relate that to any young mother like herself."

Candy Mullins, a mother herself, lives nearby and heard the shots. She had little time to stop and stare. "It was like: 'get your kids! There's playgrounds all through here."

Mullins and other neighbors say the shooting that left Isaiah injured may have stemmed from a turf war between new Sheppard Square residents who used to live in Clarksdale. "People said it before it happened -- it was going to be crazy."

Police say witnesses were unable to give detailed descriptions of the four men, so unless someone comes forward with more information, they don't expect to make any arrests in the case.

If you have any information that could help police, you're asked to call 574-LMPD (574-5673).

Online Reporter: Jeff Tang

Online Producer: Michael Dever