3 children shot in 3 hours in Louisville - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

3 children shot in 3 hours in Louisville

(Source: WAVE 3 News) (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Three children were shot within about three hours on Monday in the city of Louisville.

The violence started on Vermont Avenue.

"I basically knew it was a gunshot because I hear it pretty often," a neighbor said.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg in an alley behind a home.

The teen's mother said he was chased after getting off the school bus at 41st Street and River Park Drive.

"Somebody's trying to kill him," the victim’s mother said. "Somebody's trying to kill my child and I don't want them to kill my child."

JCPS said the student was never on the bus.

RELATED STORIES
JCPS disputes teen's claim he was on bus before shooting
3-year-old shoots self in Jeffersontown
1 shot in Chickasaw neighborhood
+ Pizza delivery driver shot on Craig Ave
2 shot near Winkler Avenue Family Dollar

However, he was on the corner of 17th and Prentice streets about two weeks ago. He was one of six teens who were shot then.

"These kids know nothing that they doing," the victim's mother said.

The teen is expected to survive.

As the sun set, detectives moved from the west to east end of town for another shooting. This time victim was just 3 years old. 

Police said the child's mother and sibling were in a vehicle with him when the 2-year-old got a hold of a gun and shot himself in the head.

"Always be mindful that if you do have firearms and small children please be smart about it," Sergeant Scott Beatty said.

Officers escorted the ambulance the child was in to Norton Children's Hospital. He was listed in grave condition as of Monday night.

Just a few minutes later, police rushed to South 43rd Street where a 13-year-old boy was struck with a bullet.

He is expected to survive.

>> MUGSHOTS: November 2017 Roundup

On top of these shootings involving children, there were two other shootings Monday injuring a total of three adults.

The first was on Craig Avenue, where police said a pizza delivery driver was robbed and shot. He was in serious condition at last check.

Then LMPD reported two adults shot in a car that then ran into the Family Dollar store on Winkler Avenue. One of those adults died. The other is expected to survive.

Copyright 2017 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • New accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination; Trump stands firm

    New accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination; Trump stands firm

    Monday, September 24 2018 2:52 AM EDT2018-09-24 06:52:33 GMT
    Monday, September 24 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-09-24 19:02:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressio...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressio...

    The new accusation came just a few hours after negotiators had reached an agreement to hold a public hearing Thursday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers.

    More >>

    The new accusation came just a few hours after negotiators had reached an agreement to hold a public hearing Thursday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Missing 18-year-old pregnant Edgefield Co. woman found safe

    UPDATE: Missing 18-year-old pregnant Edgefield Co. woman found safe

    Monday, September 24 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-09-24 18:16:00 GMT
    Kerrie Edgerly (source: Edgefield County Sheriff's Office)Kerrie Edgerly (source: Edgefield County Sheriff's Office)

    The missing 18- year-old Edgefield County woman, 36-weeks pregnant, has been found safe Monday morning.  .

    More >>

    The missing 18- year-old Edgefield County woman, 36-weeks pregnant, has been found safe Monday morning.  .

    More >>
  • Funeral arrangements announced for Venisha Brown, daughter of the late "Godfather of Soul" James Brown

    Funeral arrangements announced for Venisha Brown, daughter of the late "Godfather of Soul" James Brown

    Monday, September 24 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-09-24 17:33:05 GMT
    Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of the late James Brown, has died due to complications from pneumonia. (Source: James Brown Family Foundation)Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of the late James Brown, has died due to complications from pneumonia. (Source: James Brown Family Foundation)
    Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of the late James Brown, has died due to complications from pneumonia. (Source: James Brown Family Foundation)Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of the late James Brown, has died due to complications from pneumonia. (Source: James Brown Family Foundation)
    The James Brown Family Foundation has announced funeral arrangements for Venisha Brown.  Services will be held on October 5, 2018 at 1p.m. (EST) located at Carpentersville Baptist Church. The church is located at 415 Carpentersville Rd., North Augusta, South Carolina 29841. Click here for previous story.  Brown, who is one of the daughters of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown and the late Yvonne Fair (formerly of The Chantels) passed away on Sept. 19 due to comp...More >>
    The James Brown Family Foundation has announced funeral arrangements for Venisha Brown.  Services will be held on October 5, 2018 at 1p.m. (EST) located at Carpentersville Baptist Church. The church is located at 415 Carpentersville Rd., North Augusta, South Carolina 29841. Click here for previous story.  Brown, who is one of the daughters of the late Godfather of Soul James Brown and the late Yvonne Fair (formerly of The Chantels) passed away on Sept. 19 due to comp...More >>
Powered by Frankly