UPDATE: Police investigate shooting death of teen on Moonlite Avenue, arrest made

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green police were called to 222 Moonlite Ave. at 8:27 p.m. Sunday after someone reported a shooting.

A juvenile boy was shot, and another juvenile boy is the suspect in the shooting, Bowling Green Police Department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said. Names of both the victim and the shooter were not released.

Monday morning, police said the teen victim died as a result of the shooting. His body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville for an autopsy.

The accused gunman, also a teen boy, was charged Monday afternoon with second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

Neither the victim nor the shooter lived at the address, Ward said. They were both visiting the home at the time of the shooting. One other juvenile was inside the home at that time.

Police obtained signed consent to search the home where they recovered a weapon, Ward said.

As police processed the home, a black cat darted in and out of the house, and Christmas tree lights from inside the home twinkled from behind a front window.

Neighbors said the area is usually quiet with the exception of some gunshots heard recently in the neighborhood.

Zehrudin Lukmic, who lives across the street from the home, said he had just placed his five children into his car to take them to a relative at the time of the incident. He didn’t hear any shots.

The victim was taken to an area hospital but was unable due to foggy weather conditions to be airlifted to a trauma center, Ward said. Medical personnel in Bowling Green were preparing the boy to be sent to a Nashville, Tenn. trauma center.

Ward did not release details about the boy’s condition.