LMPD investigating deadly shooting in Fern Creek neighborhood

Man shot and killed overnight in Fern Creek

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--Louisville Metro Police are investigating an overnight murder that happened in a Fern Creek neighborhood. 

Officers found a 46-year-old man shot to death in the 9600 block of Cedar Lake Drive around 11:45 p.m.

As police continue to search for the killer, neighbors in the quiet Fern Creek community are full of questions.

“I didn't sleep too good last night,” said Dan Jonczy who lives in the neighborhood.

Jonczy says he saw a person in the street late Sunday night and called for help.

“EMS came and tried to do CPR on him and then they left, left him and then taped it off as a crime scene.”

Jonczy has lived in the neighborhood for 27 years and says a body in the street and flashing police lights aren't things he's used to seeing.

“Drugs and crime have no zip code and that's true but this has been a quiet little neighborhood, we've never really had any problems.”

“Any homicide is tragic, it doesn't matter what area of town it happens in, we treat them all the same, you know just ask everyone for their prayers and support to the families involved,” said LMPD Spokesperson Lamont Washington.

Jonczy says he believes the man lived on the street, an incident hitting too close to home for other neighbors like Devin Smith who says he heard the gun shots but just thought it was fireworks until he saw the first responders and the body from his front door.

“It was very upsetting,” said Smith.

Police are still searching for answers, trying to figure out what led to the deadly shooting.  Meanwhile, the people along Cedar Lake Drive say they hope it was an isolated incident and that the gun violence stays away from their community.

“I can't imagine the people in other parts of the city that experience this kind of stuff every day,” said Jonczy.

Police have not made any arrests in the case.  Anyone with information that could help solve the crime is asked to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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