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New Dad Shot After Visiting Hospitalized Twins Has Died

Tyrese Garvin's newborn son and daughter visited him before he was taken off life support
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2019 1:37 PM CDT
Tyrese Garvin.   (GoFundMe)

(Newser) – A tragic story out of Louisville, Kentucky, where a father died in the very hospital where his newborn twins were being cared for. The Courier Journal reports Tyrese Garvin went to visit the roughly week-old twins, who had arrived prematurely, at the University of Louisville Hospital last Sunday. After leaving the hospital, the 20-year-old was shot multiple times while walking in the Smoketown neighborhood around 6pm, reports WAVE3.

On Friday afternoon he was taken off life support. A rep for the family says Garvin's son and daughter were placed next to him in the ICU during the last moments of his life. Garvin was a "random" victim, per the rep, who says Garvin had just gotten a job with GE. Three teens have been arrested in the shooting. WLKY reports Garvin's death marks the 48th homicide in Louisville this year. A GoFundMe campaign started in his name has raised more than $18,000. (Read more murder stories.)

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