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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Streets in West Louisville were blocked off for several hours this morning after a fatal shooting.
Police say they got the call at around 6:15 AM that shots had been fired.
They say when they arrived at the corner of 22nd and Magazine Streets they found a woman who had been shot to death. She was found behind the Salisbury apartment complex.
The coroner identified the woman as 30-year-old Dominique Carter-Bryant, and say she lived in the apartments. She died of multiple gunshot wounds.
We're told she is a mother, and was believed to be returning home, when something went terribly wrong right outside the back door of the building.
Neighbors like Chaz Dunbar walked outside after the incident.
"There was a couple gunshots, but I didn't think too much of it, you know. Something I hear, I'm not gonna say quite frequently, but it is often," says Chaz Dunbar.
Community activist Christopher 2X says this is exactly the kind of violence city leaders have been working together to stop.
"Even though we came up with those recommendations for the mayor, this is going to be a long road to hopefully try to quail these acts of violence," says Christopher 2X.
In this case, it was the 2nd murder of the year. This number doesn't include the other shootings this year, that haven't been fatal.
"For the first 40 days of 2013, you're talking about 12 individuals being hit by gunfire, and 2 fatal," says Christopher 2X.
Officer Alicia Smiley of the Louisville Metro Police Department says they are still looking into what happened. She said a friend of the alleged victim spoke to police at the station, and that person is not a suspect.
They are still searching for information leading to what happened. Anyone with information is asked to call 574-LMPD.