Family of 21-year-old shot and killed in Iroquois neighborhood has lost family to gun violence before
The man's family says he is the ninth family member to die from gun violence in recent years.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man shot and killed Friday night in the Iroquois neighborhood has been identified.
LMPD said it happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 5300 block of Halsey Court near South Third Street. A black man in his 20s was found shot in the head in the front yard of the Washington Park Townhomes.
Witnesses said it happened in the daylight, just feet from where children were playing.
"I come running and when I come running, my kids were almost in the middle of it," Angela Elliott said.
The man has been identified as 21-year-old Ron Stephenson.
He was transported to University Hospital, where he later died.
Derrick Miller, Stephenson's cousin, said he is the ninth family member to die from gun violence in recent years.
"It's just a struggle through our family that when we hear about shootings and stuff like that, the first thing we do is call one of our family members and try to find out and see where everybody is at," Miller said.
Miller started a youth basketball program to help keep children away from violence. It's for kids in second grade through eleventh grade called "Who's Next." To get involved with the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police don't have any suspects in this case right now. If you know anything about the shooting, you're asked to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
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