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Teen homicide victim identified, police say she was shot multiple times

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Jefferson County Coroner's office has identified the victim of Saturday's shooting in the Russell neighborhood as 16-year-old Shavon Ross.

Police responded to a home in the 600 block of S. 24th Street around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, Ross was outside the back of the home suffering from several gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another teen was injured in the incident. Police said his injuries were non-life threatening.

The Ross family declined comment Sunday, but were expected to address the media Monday morning.

A spokesperson for the family, Christopher 2X, said from what they know so far, it appears Ross was the intended target.

"Being hit multiple times like that, it's hard to fathom that she was just being hit by stray bullets," he said.

2X said in the days leading up to the murder, there was some bickering among a group of teens.

"When everybody gathered off S. 24th street, it escalated to the point where a fight broke out and somebody drew a weapon," he said.

Several neighbors at S. 24th and Elliott Avenue say the gathering of teens is nothing new -- and that sometimes groups of up to 70 youth will hang out in front of the house near where Ross' body was found.

Meanwhile, the homicide is a sad reminder of a violence problem in West Louisville. As 2x says Ross's murder is an example of teens working out aggression in the wrong way.

"What serious threat was she to anyone to get hit multiple times?"

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