By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gun violence claims over 30,000 lives per year. For every person who dies from a gunshot wound, two others are wounded. In addition to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are changed forever by the deaths and injuries of their loved ones.
A devastating example of gun violence occurred on the 500 block of South Eighth Street in Louisville, Kentucky. A three-year-old boy, Davion Powell was shot Friday night at a Louisville apartment complex. According to the investigators, an argument between residents broke out and escalated into gunfire around 11 p.m. The boy was shot during crossfire. Powell was in critical condition when he was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital, and sadly he died Monday afternoon.
The investigation report shows that violence has been an ongoing problem at this apartment complex. Police were called to the same apartment the day before the shooting because several people broke out the windows to an apartment and assaulted a woman inside. The report also shows that when another woman tried to help, one of the suspects threatened her life with a handgun. Hours later the police responded to a different resident that said her window was broken out. The director of Louisville Metro Housing, Tim Barry, would not comment about the ongoing issues of violence but said the shooting was a police matter. A warrant has been issued, but no arrests have been made in connection with this case. For more information on this topic, see toddler shot in head dies.