Shooting in Louisville neighborhood involving father and son

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jul 08, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Louisville Metro police are investigating a shooting in the Taylor Berry neighborhood in Louisville, which involved a father and son.

The report came in around 8:25 p.m. Sunday from the 1200 block of Euclid Avenue in Louisville, according to Louisville Metro Police Department.

At the scene, police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to University Hospital, according to WAVE.

Though officials haven’t officially identified the victim, his mother, Nita Burke, told WAVE 3 News he was shot four times.

Burke claimed her son and their next door neighbor got into a fight before she heard the shots. She also said her young grandson was injured. That child is expected to be okay, according to Burke.

LMPD said the child was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

“I’m sick, I’m sick because my son, he pretty much, you know, knows the streets but he kept saying, ‘momma, they’re gonna get me, they’re gonna get me,'" Burke said.

Burke said the alleged shooter took off. Soon after, a crowd gathered and tensions boiled at the scene as police surrounded a yellow home, which Burke said is the alleged shooter’s home.

Officers entered with guns drawn but came out empty handed.

Police have not made in arrests in the shooting, or released suspect information.

Anyone with information can call the Louisville Metro Police Department at (502) 574-7111.