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Radcliff Police investigating deadly shooting; coroner identifies victim

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Radcliff, Ky. (WDRB) - Radcliff Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Saturday morning.

Bryce Shumate of the Radcliff Police Department says the shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at a building at 355 Shelby Avenue.  He says all of the victims were found inside of the building.

A Hardin County coroner identifies the man who was fatally shot as 47-year-old Darren Johnson from Radcliff.

"I heard what sounded like 5 or 6 gunshots come off. Looked out the window and didn't really see anything," says neighbor Jon Wilbeck.

Police say at least two other men were taken to area hospitals. One was airlifted to University Hospital. Another was sent to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

"After we had been on the scene for an hour, Hardin Memorial Hospital called us and said they had another shooting victim from this incident at the hospital," says Bryce Shumate with Radcliff Police.

Authorities say they have not yet determined if that man is also connected to this case.

Over the years, the building has had several uses including a custom screen printing company and a Revival Center.

The building is currently being used as a clubhouse by a group identifying themselves as the Redline Riders Motorcycle Club. Their website states "Redline Riders exists to portray a positive image of motorcycle riders, preserve family values, provide fraternal spirit between other clubs, assist and support the community with Club sponsored rides, fundraisers, and community charity events."

The group's Facebook page shows the group regularly used the clubhouse on Friday evenings, and a Halloween party was held at the site on Thursday.

A woman affiliated with the motorcycle club contacted WDRB Saturday evening, saying the group had rented the building out Friday night for a private party, but the event was not sponsored by the club.

Police have not yet determined what happened inside.

Officials are looking for information in the case that could lead to an answer and a suspect.

"We're looking for any information because several people left the scene before we got here, fleeing, worried about their own safety," says Bryce Shumate.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Radcliff Police Department.  Police are looking for information that will lead to a suspect. Those who want to remain anonymous can call the tip line at (270)-351-TIPS(8477).  

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