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LMPD investigating two deaths inside Chickasaw home

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Police found the bodies of a man and woman in the fourth house from the left, on the left side of the screen. This is the 900 block of South 42nd Street, looking south from Garland Avenue. Chris Turner/WDRB News. Police found the bodies of a man and woman in the fourth house from the left, on the left side of the screen. This is the 900 block of South 42nd Street, looking south from Garland Avenue. Chris Turner/WDRB News.
Police and victims' family and friends gather at South 42nd Street and Garland Avenue Tuesday. Chris Turner/WDRB News. Police and victims' family and friends gather at South 42nd Street and Garland Avenue Tuesday. Chris Turner/WDRB News.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Metro Police are investigating two deaths in the Chickasaw neighborhood.

Homicide Unit Commander Todd Kessinger said authorities received a call of an 11-month-old baby needing help.

Police say evidence suggests the situation was a murder-suicide. The police believe a woman shot a male and turned the gun on herself.

Authorities think the woman is the one that called 911 for the baby before she killed herself.

Police responded to the 900 block of South 42nd Street near Garland Ave. around 5 p.m. Tuesday after a report that two people had been found dead inside a house.

A police spokesperson says it appears the man and woman, in their thirties, suffered some kind of "obvious trauma," and officers are investigating circumstances surrounding the deaths.

"We don't want to speculate on exactly what's happened, but at this time, it does not appear there is any threat to the community," said Metro Police spokesperson Alicia Smiley.

A crowd of relatives and friends gathered near the house while police were investigating.

The identities of the victims were not immediately released, but Vincent Starling told us the man is his nephew and described him as a caring man who had just become a father. 

"(He) is a good person, and I don't see why there's any reason that someone would want to do something like this. He wasn't on the streets," Starling said. 

He added that the couple lived in the house with their son, believed to be nine months old.

According to police, the baby was taken to a hospital for evaluation, but investigators do not believe he was harmed. Starling and other relatives at the scene told WDRB News he was doing fine.

Police were waiting for a search warrant so they could re-enter the house to gather evidence.

Autopsies were planned for Wednesday. 

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