LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a 9-year-old boy who was fatally shot while he was inside a home in the Newburg neighborhood Wednesday night.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, that child has been identified as Jayden Harris, of Louisville.
Corey Robinson, division commander for LMPD's Sixth Division, said officers responded to a shooting report just after 10 p.m. on Ailanthus Trail.
When they arrived on scene, officers discovered that there was no victim or anyone inside the home.
Shortly later, officers learned Harris had been taken to the hospital before "we could get here and render aid," Robinson said.
The coroner's office says Harris died from a gunshot wound in the ER at Norton Audubon Hospital a short time later.
Robinson, a father himself, said this case hits home.
"That's somebody's child. That's somebody's child they won't get ready for school tomorrow, and that breaks my heart," he said.
LMPD did not immediately know what led up to the shooting. Ofc. Beth Ruoff, a spokeswoman for the department, said on Thursday that it's not clear if the bullet came from inside or outside the home.
Anyone with information is asked to call LMPD's crime tip line at 574-LMPD. Callers can remain anonymous.
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