Mother, 5-year-old son injured in Russell neighborhood shooting

Mom and child injured in shooting in the Russell Neighborhood.
Mom and child injured in shooting in the Russell Neighborhood.(Source: Wave News)
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 3:17 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A woman and her 5-year-old son were injured after a shooting in the Russell Neighborhood Saturday night.

Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said officers were called to South 24th and Magazine Street around 10:35 p.m.

Officers arrived and found a mother and her 5-year-old son shot. Police said there was a 3-year-old at the scene with the victims, but the child wasn’t hurt.

The boy was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital for treatment, and his mother was taken to University Hospital.

Mitchell said they are both expected to survive their injuries.

LMPD confirmed the woman is the mother of both children found at the scene.

LMPD is working to determine if the victims were the intended targets of the shooting.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s anonymous tip line at (502)-574-LMPD or submit a tip through the online portal by clicking here.