LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a man in his 20s and a child shot in Louisville's Jacobs neighborhood Friday afternoon have both died.
According to a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department, the shootings took place shortly after 1 p.m. in the 3700 block of Kahlert Avenue, near Strader Avenue, in Louisville's Jacobs neighborhood.
Police say they were sent to the scene after someone reported that an adult and a child were shot at that location.
According to LMPD spokeswoman Elizabeth Ruoff, police arrived on the scene to find the body of an adult who was dead. They also found a juvenile, who family identified as a 3-year-old girl named Trinity, who had been shot. She was transported to the hospital but ultimately died as a result of her injuries.
"I got the call that my grandchild wasn't here no more and it's just sad, it's senseless," Tyrone Howlette, the child's grandfather said. "She didn't deserve it."
These deaths add to staggering and sobering crime statistics. 97 criminal homicides have been recorded in Louisville this year. 16 people have been killed in the past two weeks alone.
"We have to get control of our children, our great grandchildren and something just has to give," Cheryl Howlette, the child's great-grandmother said. "Everybody has to rally together, I just don't know what else to do. It has to stop."
The city is on track to reach a record-high number of homicides in 2020.
"Most of these murders are our own nieces, nephews, sons and daughters that have been murdered, but are also doing the murdering," Bishop Dennis V. Lyons said.
The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting, but no suspect information has been released. If you have any information about the shooting, call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
Large @LMPD presence at the scene of a shooting in the 3700 block of Kahlert Avenue. Officers canvassing the area now, and have blocked off a large area surrounding the home where this happened. pic.twitter.com/lxIF6lnEne— Dalton Godbey (@DaltonTVNews) August 14, 2020
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