LMPD investigating fatal shooting in Thorntons parking lot

Police investigating fatal shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--Police tape surrounded the pumps at the Thorntons gas station in the 4100 block of Cane Run Road late Monday night. 

Louisville Metro Police say a man was shot to death in the parking lot, leaving many people in the Lake Dreamland area on edge.

“I was shocked, totally,” said Douglas Barnes, the General Manager of Hi-Way Muffler.

Barnes’ shop sits directly across the street from the crime scene.  He says he woke up to a slew of concerned calls and messages.

“I got a text this morning that said, 'hey Doug, someone was shot and killed across the street from your shop last night,’ and I'm like, oh my gosh, do I want to turn back around and go home or go on and go to work?” said Barnes.

LMPD's homicide unit spent the overnight hours investigating.  Officers interviewed people and are possibly using security video from the Thorntons to piece together what led up to the fatal shot.

As the investigation continues, Barnes says he hopes to see the violence stop, both close to his business and around the city.

“People now- a- days are just kind of getting crazy, it can happen anywhere, you know east end, west end, south end you know it's happening, it's a sad thing but it's happening right now,” said Barnes.

At this point, no arrests have been made in the case and the victim’s identity has not yet been released. 

© 2017 WHAS-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment