UPDATE: 1 person dead after 2 shootings near 35th and Broadway - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UPDATE: 1 person dead after 2 shootings near 35th and Broadway

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) –- One man is dead, another recovering after both were shot in Louisville's Shawnee neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

LMPD officers are still trying to figure out if these men shot each other, or if there's another person involved.

It was just after 3:00 p.m. when police got the call.

Two black men, who police say are in their 30s, were shot in Louisville's Shawnee neighborhood. One died in an alley and the other ran inside Shorty's Food Mart for help.

LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley says homicide detectives do believe there is a connection between the two shootings. Officials are still working to determine how the shootings are related.

"We are looking at whether or not this is a singular incident, we're not certain whether or not the two may have shot one another, but that certainly is a possibility that we're investigating," said Smiley.

More than a dozen officers responded to the scene, taping off about a two-block area around 35th Street and West Broadway. The man who died was found on Madelon Court behind a Family Dollar.

"Specifically where the shooting itself occurred, right now we're pretty certain at least that part of the shooting occurred there in the alley behind Madelon Court," said Smiley.

Smiley says the man who was taken to the hospital after running to Shorty’s Food Mart was shot in his upper body. A witness WDRB spoke with, who did not want to go on camera, says the man asked her to take him to the hospital.

"At this point it appears he has non-life threatening injuries,” said Smiley. She also said that shooting victim is still at University Hospital, as of Wednesday.

Officers spent a few hours on scene talking with anyone who might have witnessed the shootings. They're also trying to find out if any surveillance cameras in the area could help the investigation.

"Well we've got a lot of ground to cover,” said Smiley. “We've got a lot of people to talk with who may have been inside as well as outside. I'm sure we'll also be checking some of the other establishments to see if there's any type of video available. Needless to say, the weather at this point because it's raining doesn't help in terms of preserving evidence but we're gonna do everything we can to be as diligent as we can."

Names of those involved have not been released and police do not have anyone in custody.

If you any have information that could help officers you’re asked to call 502-574-LMPD.

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