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Man, 20, who was shot by teens dies in the same hospital his twins were born in just hours earlier

Man, 20, who was shot by teens dies in the same hospital where his twins were born just hours earlier

  • Tyrese Garvin, 20, who was shot while walking home from the hospital after the birth of his twins, has passed away 
  • Garvin was the victim of a random shooting as he left the hospital last Sunday
  • He had been on life support in the intensive care unit at the same hospital where his children were born 
  • His family took the babies to visit their dad before his life support was turned off
  • Three teenagers aged 14 to 17 were arrested in the days after Garvin’s shooting

A man from Kentucky who was shot while walking home from the hospital after witnessing the birth of his twins has died from his injuries.  

Tyrese Garvin, 20, was present as his children were being born at the University Hospital in Louisville last Sunday. 

But tragedy struck hours later. As he was walking home, the proud father was gunned down in what police said was a random shooting.  

Tyrese Garvin, 20, who was shot while walking home from the hospital after the birth of his twins has passed away

His family took his newborn babies to visit their dad before his life support was turned off

His family took his newborn babies to visit their dad before his life support was turned off

Garvin was taken back to the exact same hospital where his twins had been born where he lay in intensive care for several days.

He was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his body and head but there was little that could be done to help him. 

‘He was very excited about becoming a father, and for something like this to happen and his children will never get to know him, that’s sad.’ Kathleen Roberts, Garvin’s grandmother told WLKY.

‘He did not deserve to be shot like he did. He’s going to never be able to see his children, and they’re never going to know their father.’ 

Garvin became the victim of a random shooting as he left the hospital

Garvin became the victim of a random shooting as he left the hospital

'He did not deserve to be shot like he did. He's going to never be able to see his children, and they're never going to know their father,' Kathleen Roberts, Garvin's grandmother said

‘He did not deserve to be shot like he did. He’s going to never be able to see his children, and they’re never going to know their father,’ Kathleen Roberts, Garvin’s grandmother said

Family members console one another outside the hospital where Garvin passed away

Family members console one another outside the hospital where Garvin passed away

Garvin had been on life support in the intensive care unit at the same hospital where his children were born

Garvin had been on life support in the intensive care unit at the same hospital where his children were born

‘It’s just a hard impact for me because I know I’ll never see him walk through that door and act silly with me anymore, but this is just so senseless,’ Roberts said. 

In a heartbreaking moment, the family brought his newborn twins, a boy and a girl, to visit him before he was taken off life support. 

The twins were born prematurely and remain at University of Louisville Hospital. 

Louisville Metro Police have arrested three juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 in connection with the shooting. Their names have not been released.

The incident is part of a spike in shootings in the city that have left 12 dead this month and many more injured. 

At a press conference on Thursday, homicide Lieutenant Emily McKinley mentioned Garvin’s shooting as she told how the city had been experiencing a recent increase in drive-by shootings and related car thefts carried out by teenagers over the past few weeks, the Courier Journal reported.

Garvin’s family has created a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical bills and, now, his funeral costs. 

Family members were clearly devastated at the news that their loved on has passed away

Family members were clearly devastated at the news that their loved on has passed away

Homicide Lieutenant Emily McKinley told how the city had been experiencing a recent spike in drive-by shootings and related car thefts carried out by teens in recent weeks

Homicide Lieutenant Emily McKinley told how the city had been experiencing a recent spike in drive-by shootings and related car thefts carried out by teens in recent weeks



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