Kentucky 9-year-old shot, killed, police investigate incident as homicide

Published 9:41 pm Thursday, September 2, 2021

A 9-year-old Kentucky boy has died after being shot in a home, officials said.

Officers responded late Wednesday to a report of gunfire at a Louisville residence and found it empty, Metro Police Officer Corey Robinson told news outlets. Officers then learned a child had been taken to the hospital before first responders arrived, he said.

The child was identified Thursday by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as Jayden Harris. A statement from the office says the boy died of a gunshot wound and classified the death as a homicide.

Police haven’t described the circumstances that led to the shooting, which is still under investigation.