5-year-old dies following shooting in Portland neighborhood, police say

5-year-old dies following shooting in Portland neighborhood, police say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A 5-year-old boy died after being shot in the Portland neighborhood.

The shooting was reported in the 2000 block of West Main Street, near North 20th Street, around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to MetroSafe.

LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell confirmed when officers arrived, they found a 5-year-old had been shot in the cheek.

The boy was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital where he died from his injuries, according to Mitchell.

The name of the child has not been released.

The LMPD’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating the shooting.

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