Police: Mother, 2 children dead in Lynnview shooting

Updated: Aug. 26, 2017 at 12:11 AM EDT
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(Source: WAVE 3 News)
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Three people are dead - one woman and two children - after a shooting in the Lynnview neighborhood Friday night.

It happened at 8:41 p.m. in the 4800 block of Bluebird Avenue, Metrosafe confirmed.

Alicia Smiley, a spokeswoman for LMPD, confirmed the victims were a 10-year-old male, an 8-year-old male, and an adult woman.

The children are believed to be brothers, and the adult victim, their mother.

Two chaplains were called to the scene, to support first responders dealing with this horrific crime.

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"This is a very real tragedy," Smiley said. "I can't imagine a soul to be so tortured, that they might possibly take the life of their own children."

There are no outstanding suspects.

LMPD's Homicide Unit is investigating.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

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