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8-year-old boy shot at Louisville apartment complex; investigation underway

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 5:49 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An 8-year-old boy has been sent to the hospital after a shooting near a Louisville apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4:50 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Carl Court in the Jacobs neighborhood on reports of a shooting, Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell confirmed.

Police arrived and were told the boy was being sent to the hospital by a family member. Officers were able to locate the vehicle transporting the child on the intersection of 7th Street and Magnolia Avenue.

An EMS unit sent the boy in to Norton Children’s Hospital, where police said he is expected to survive.

“It’s hard and it’s sad to find out that it’s a little kid, and I hope and I’m going to pray that he makes it through... but who knows,” a neighbor told WAVE 3 News.

The neighbor said the court is usually full of kids laughing and playing. She worries about the children who may have been around at the time of the shooting.

“They’re going to remember it the rest of their lives,” she said. “They’re gonna remember it.”

Mitchell said there are no suspects at this time. Investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to call LMPD’s anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673) or use the online crime tip portal.

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