LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A father and daughter who were shot and killed Tuesday evening have been identified.
Larry Hall, 33, and Larea Hall, 9, died in the 3900 block of Bells Lane, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s office. An 8-year-old was also injured in the shooting and was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital and is expected to survive, police said.
Louisville Metro police were called to the area on a report of the shooting around 6 p.m. Drivers were asked to avoid the area of Interstate 264 and Bells Lane while officers investigated.
Christopher 2X, the executive director of local activist group Game Changers, said Tuesday’s violence tells a larger story that a deadly trend from 2020 is not relenting.
He said January marked almost a year straight of double-digit homicides per month in Louisville.
“You look two days into February and what happened to these young, innocent children and as it relates to their dad,” he said. “It breaks your heart, but it tells me clearly we’re in this thrust of a continuum from 2020.”
Metro Council Public Safety Committee Chair Jessica Green called for the community to hold those behind the trigger accountable Tuesday.
“There really used to be honor amongst thieves,” Green said. “Women, the elderly and children were off limits. This new brand of criminals has no respect at all for the sanctity of life or our community. They are a cancer to our society.”
The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting. Anyone with any information is asked to call LMPD’s anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673).