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One person killed in early morning shooting in Okolona

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting early this morning in Okolona.

Homicide detectives were called to a house on Larry Lane about 3:30 a.m. near Preston Highway and Manslick Road.

When police arrived, they found a man who appears to be in his 20s or 30s dead of apparent gunshot wounds inside the home.

Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley tells WDRB that the victim's girlfriend and four children under the age of 12 were in the home at the time of the shooting but they were not harmed.

"Fortunately, none of them were injured," Smiley said.

The children have been taken to a safe place.

Neighbors expressed fear and surprise.

"I worry for my children," said Travis Saylor. "Like I said this is normally a quiet neighborhood, and there are times I leave the door unlocked at night and don't lose any sleep."

Don Strong described his neighbors as "a nice family as far as I know. I never saw anything out of the ordinary. Just ordinary people."

Investigators do not believe the man's girlfriend is a suspect, but police were interviewing her as well as canvassing the neighborhood looking for leads.

Police say they have no record of previous trouble calls from the home.

No other information is available about the circumstances of the shooting or a possible suspect at this time.

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