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Louisville police investigating triple shooting in Newburg

Louisville Metro Police said three men were shot around 6:40 p.m. on Poplar Level Rd. One of the men had died as of Tuesday morning.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) are investigating after three men were shot in the Newburg neighborhood Monday evening.

LMPD spokesperson Beth Ruoff said officers responded to a report of multiple people shot in a parking lot on Poplar Level Rd. near Rangeland Rd. around 6:40 p.m. When they arrived, they found three men who had been shot.

They were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Tuesday, Ruoff said in an update that one of the men had died from his injuries and the incident will be investigated as a homicide.

The Jefferson County Coroner's office identified the victim that died as 47-year-old Eric Wise. No information was released on the other two men.

There are currently no suspects in custody. After the shooting, LMPD Maj. Emily McKinley said there could be one or multiple suspects and police don't believe that any of the three men who were shot were responsible. 

Detectives are asking for any potential witnesses to come forward to provide more information on this incident. If anyone has any information, they are urged to contact police anonymously by calling 574-LMPD (5673) or using the online tip form.


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