Authorities identify Kentucky boy who was shot to death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials have identified the young boy who was shot to death in Louisville.

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Jo-Ann Farmer says 8-year-old Andre LaMont O’Neal Jr. was shot at a home Saturday night. A previous police report originally said the boy was 9 years old.

Farmer says the child was taken in a private vehicle to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Sunday.

Media outlets report Elgin Anders has come forward saying the shooting happened when he dropped a gun and it discharged, striking the boy. Anders says he was in the back seat of the car that took the child to the hospital.

Community activist and family spokesman Christopher 2X says Anders should have waited for emergency responders.

Police are continuing to investigate the case.


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