LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The three people shot and killed inside a Louisville apartment Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide have been identified.
The coroner has identified the victims as 36-year-old Jillian Wood and 8-year-old Shelby Stewart. Gary Stewart, 40, was also killed and is the suspected gunman. All three were pronounced dead at the scene around 4:20 Wednesday afternoon.
In a news conference Thursday morning, police said Stewart was visiting his uncle at the Lakeview Apartments in the 1900 block of Gardiner Lane and were at the pool. Police said they do not know what made the situation escalate, but Stewart shot Jillian Wood. Stewart's mother reportedly tried to intervene, but Stewart then shot her and his 8-year-old daughter before killing himself.
Stewart's uncle and 12-year-old son were able to escape the shooting.
Police said the murders appeared to be premeditated.
Stewart's mother was rushed to University Hospital in critical condition.