LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police were looking for evidence and answers in the shooting deaths of three men found outside of an apartment complex on the south end of the city.
The three men were found just before 3 p.m. Sunday — two inside a Ford Explorer with the window shattered and a third on the ground just outside the vehicle. The incident is Louisville's deadliest shooting of the year.
Police did not identify the victims Sunday, but homicide detectives were canvassing the area. Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/ZPrHe0 ) detectives were unsure what led up to the shootings.
Authorities said none of the men lived at the apartment complex, a collection of brick buildings on a side street near Classic Liquors and the Foxy Lady gentlemen's club.
The first triple fatal shooting of 2013 follows a year that included the high-profile shootings last May when, in less than two hours, six people were shot, three fatally, in the Parkland neighborhood.
In the aftermath of that shooting, the city created a Violence Prevention Work Group to examine the causes of violence and issue recommendations.
On Sunday, some members said that the latest killings should highlight the need to continue to look for solutions and interventions.
"If anyone's looking for an easy solution, it's a real uphill climb," said community activist Christopher 2X, a member of the working group.
Anthony Smith, Louisville's first director of safe neighborhoods who Mayor Greg Fischer appointed in February to help reduce violence, said that he's working to enact the working group recommendations.
"I think anytime we have a tragedy like this, it highlights the need for the work to keep moving," he said.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com