Trinity Randolph and Brandon Waddles (Daughter 3 and father shot dead) wiki, bio
A 21-year-old man and his 3-year-old daughter who died after being shot in Louisville’s Jacobs neighborhood Friday afternoon have been identified.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Saturday said Brandon Waddles, 21, and Trinity Randolph, 3, both died of “multiple gunshot wounds.”
According to a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department, the shootings took place shortly after 1 p.m. Friday in the 3700 block of Kahlert Avenue, near Strader Avenue, in the Jacobs neighborhood.
Police said Friday officers were sent to the scene after someone reported that an adult and a child had been shot.
LMPD spokeswoman Elizabeth Ruoff said responding officers found the body of Waddles, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting. Trinity was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.
Family members had identified Trinity on Friday.
“I got the call that my grandson is no longer here, and it’s just sad, pointless,” Trinity’s grandfather, Tyrone Howlette, said. “He didn’t deserve it.”
Their deaths add to the surprising and rational crime statistics. Ninety-seven criminal murders were recorded this year in Louisville. 16 people have been killed in the last two weeks alone.
The city is on track to reach a record number of murders in 2020.
The LMPD Homicide Division is investigating the attack, but no suspicious information was released. If you have any information about the withdrawal, call the anonymous hotline at 574-LMPD.
Once on the scene, police located Waddles suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Randolph was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital where the 3-year-old later succumbed to her injuries.
Louisville Major Greg Fischer released the following statement on the shooting:
The fatal shooting today of two people, including a 3-year-old, was a terrible tragedy – as is every single homicide in our city. My heart breaks for the families of those impacted by the spike in violence we are seeing. LMPD is working every day to reduce this spike but they cannot do it alone. Public safety is something we co-produce, law enforcement and the community, and we need the community’s help to stop the shootings. If you see something say something. Call 574-LMPD to share what you know, and help us avoid further tragedy.