Child dies after being shot in the Russell neighborhood - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Child dies after being shot in the Russell neighborhood

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- LMPD is investigating after a child was shot in the Russell neighborhood Sunday night. 

The call came in at 8:19 p.m. Sunday as a report of a juvenile shot in the 2100 block of West Madison Street.

LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley said the child, a 7-year-old boy, was shot at a home on West Madison. Police say the boy was inside the home when he was shot, and that was not the intended target. 

The boy was rushed to Norton Children's Hospital where he later died. 

Officers with LMPD's Major Crimes Unit scoured the scene, and also went to the hospital to gather more information. Police say other people were inside the home at the time of the shooting.

At this point officials aren't commenting on their relationship to the child.

No one else at the scene was injured and there are no suspects at this time. 

If you have any information you're asked to call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

We will provide updates as more information becomes available. 

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