Authorities identify 14-year-old shot to death on Jacob Street
Funeral arrangements are pending.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a teenager who was shot and killed in the Smoketown neighborhood Wednesday night.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, that teenager has been identified as 14-year-old Troyvonte Hurt.
Hurt was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner's office attributes his cause of death to a single gunshot wound to the head. Funeral arrangements are pending.
LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said officers received a call just after 8:45 p.m. Wednesday of a shooting at the corner of Clay and Jacob streets.
Mitchell said Hurt was pronounced dead on the scene, while the two other victims were taken to University Hospital with "what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries."
"You know, anytime you see the yellow tape, that's always indicative of death, unfortunately. So, it was pretty sad when I got here," described neighbor, Derrick Dennis, who came home to the commotion.
"Nobody wants to say anything. Everybody is scared. And don't get me wrong, rightfully so. But when is it going to end?" Dennis added. "We need to get some help down there because kids are dying, and for what? For no reason."
Community activist Christopher 2X, who was in the neighborhood when the shooting happened, described the scene.
"Myself and another family member went outside and we seen people kind of in a frenzy, running," 2X said. We heard a lot of loud screams. The great grandmother and the grandmother were doing their best to try to reassure everybody else to be calm."
Troyvonte Hurt was a student at Minor Daniels Academy and previously attended Meyzeek Middle School. A spokeswoman with Jefferson County Public Schools says additional grief counselors were brought in to help students at both schools on Thursday.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the police tip line at 574-LMPD. Callers can remain anonymous.
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