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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Police say a Louisville woman has been charged with assault of her own child after they say she intentionally waited two hours before she called EMS to help the 3-year-old boy who had been shot. Twice.
28-year-old Laquisha D. Mosby of the 3600 block of Manslick Road was arrested late last night after her 3-year-old boy was shot in the arm and the chest. The shooting happened at 9 p.m. Tuesday night on Manslick Road, just south of Berry Boulevard. Police believe she waited two hours to call police because she wanted to give her alleged co-defendant time to escape.
Officers believe the child was in an apartment with his mother and another adult when he was shot with a 45-caliber handgun.
Police blocked part of West Broadway to make it easier for the ambulance to get to Kosair Children's Hospital.
The child was in surgery late Tuesday night.
A police spokeswoman said a single shot pierced the child's shoulder and side and that the child's injuries did not appear to threaten his life.
"We have located the weapon inside the apartment. But again, we are still putting a lot of the pieces together in terms of who was in the apartment, exactly what time did the shooting occur, did anyone leave the apartment?" spokesperson Alicia Smiley said.
The Crimes Against Children Unit and Child Protective Services are also investigating the case.
Laquisha Mosby is charged with assault 1st, criminal abuse 1st, wanton endangerment 1st and tampering with physical evidence.
The police report says Mosby's refusal to call EMS, "put that victim at risk of death" and "placed the 3-year-old victim in a situation that caused torture."
Additionally, the police report says Laquisha Mosby allowed her co-defendant, Shawn Martin -- another suspect in the incident -- to leave the scene before she contacted police.
There was already a court order in place for Shawn Martin to have no contact with the 3-year-old victim before the shooting took place.