LMPD investigates murder in Old Lou., city's 93rd of the year

Man killed in Old Louisville shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--4th and Oak Streets, the heart of Old Louisville and on Tuesday morning, the center of a homicide investigation.

“It's just not safe anymore, it's scary it really is,” said Shirley Brooks who lives off of Oak Street.

Brooks says she heard gun shots around 6:30 in the morning.

“I told my husband, I said 'I heard two gun shots,' he said, 'you're nuts,' I said no I'm not,” said Brooks.

She says the next thing she knew, the police were taping off her street.

Police say a man was shot in the PNC Bank parking lot.  He was rushed to the hospital where he died.

It's unclear what led up to the deadly encounter but the incident marks the 93rd homicide in Louisville this year.

“It's a staggering number when it was the first, obviously when it's the 93rd it's very difficult and certainly what we want to do is employ our community that when these things happen to come forward with information so we can find the person or persons responsible for this,” said LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.

As police searched the area for information and potential witnesses, neighbors like Brooks and her husband, gathered and watched, wondering if and when the violence will stop.

“I live on the corner over there and we come out and sit on the porch a lot and it's getting to the point where I don't even want to come down and sit outside anymore,” said Brooks.

There are no suspects in the case.  Police are asking anyone with information that could help solve the crime to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

 


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