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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro Police are looking for suspects after an early morning shooting that left a young boy dead. It happened in an apartment building near Dixie Highway and East Rockford Lane.
Investigators say the boy's mother came home around 1:30 Wednesday morning and found her son dead.
"I walked up to my door and I saw it had been kicked in. And I'm thinking maybe they came in and stole my flat screen TV, you know. Something like a break-in," says Kendra Wilson, the victim's mother.
It didn't take long for Wilson to realize she was walking into much more than a break-in. That's why she immediately started looking for her son.
"I run straight to his room. His door is locked, and there are four bullet holes in his door. I run to the kitchen to get a knife, I open the door. I didn't see him in his chair in front of the TV playing a game. I didn't see him on the bed. Come to find out, he's where he tried to hide--under the bed."
That is where Wilson made the devastating discovery.
"Only thing that was under the bed was his legs. His head was out and his brains was all over the carpet."
15-year-old Gregory Holt was later pronounced dead at the scene, and police are now talking to family, friends and neighbors.
"They are going to be interviewing people and knocking on doors. At this point, we don't have any suspect information," says LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley.
"All I am asking is for justice for my son, so I will be able to eat, sleep and continue on with my life," says Wilson.
It all happened while Wilson was making a late night trip to the grocery store... a decision and trip she would later regret.
"Right now I would trade my life for his life back, you know. I lived my life; I'm 32 years old. If I was there, I wouldn't be here now because I would be dead with my son."
Holt was a student at Farnsley Middle School.
Anyone with information about the murder should call the anonymous police tip line at 574-LMPD.