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Young father shot and left for dead in south Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)  -- A young father is shot and left for dead - in front of his south Louisville home. It happened early Monday morning in front of an apartment building off Dixie Highway.

The victim was 22-year old DaVonte Jackson. Metro Police and family members are hoping someone reading this story can help catch the killer.

"I got called about 1:30 in the morning, 2:00 o'clock in the morning and that's when I went to the hospital," said Tara Gregory, victim's aunt.

Once at the hospital, Gregory learned her nephew had been shot in the head and was on life-support.

Gregory explained, "We were told from the, you know, start that he wasn't going to make it."

A short time later, 22-year old DaVonte Jackson was taken off life-support and pronounced dead.

"The violence has got to stop," said Gregory. And now, police and family members want to know who killed him and why.

"I believe someone knows something and I really wish they would just, if you know anything, come out, tell it. We need to know what happened," said Gregory.

Right now, there are lots of rumors about what happened, but the only thing family members and police know for sure is that Jackson was shot in front of his apartment building on Brick Kiln Road.  That's off Dixie Highway in south Louisville. 

Gregory said, "It's so many stories going around that, you know, like I said, you know, the information needs to be put out there to the police."

"From what we can tell, there was a dispute that was going on prior to the shooting. We are not 100% sure that the victim was involved in that altercation," said Lt. Todd Kessinger, with LMPD Homicide.

Police also have a very vague description of two possible suspects in the case.  "Black males, dressed in all black. They came through the courtyard, our victim was standing there...outside the building and that's when they fired the shots," said Lt. Kessinger.

They may never know why, but Tara Gregory is hoping someone watching will at least tell them who shot DaVonte.

"You know, it would really bring closure or you know, something to the family," said Gregory.

Anyone with information about the murder should call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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