Victim identified in Sunday's fatal shooting in Old Louisville
Tyrone Booker, Jr., 20, was pronounced dead at University Hospital just after 2 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man found shot Sunday afternoon in Old Louisville died from his injuries.
LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley said officers responded around 1 p.m. Sunday to a reported shooting in the 300 block of East Oak Street.
Officials say officers arrived to find Tyrone Booker, Jr., 20, on the ground outside. Booker was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 2 p.m.
He died of a gunshot wound to the back.
“[Detectives] are canvassing the area, looking for evidence, as well as talking with any neighbors who may have seen or heard something out of the ordinary," Smiley said.
People living near the scene told WDRB they heard several gunshots.
"I was in the kitchen cooking chicken noodle soup for my wife, and I heard 'bam, bam, bam'. Four shots,” David Coop said.
“What I heard is up to six gunshots. The next thing I know, I hear him running, screaming, ‘I’ve been shot,” said Kayla Mason, who knew the man killed.
Detectives were seen surveying a red Dodge Charger located behind a nearby convenience store. That vehicle appeared to have several bullet holes.
“It may have just been in the line of fire, or it may be associated with the crime itself. That’s something that we’re still looking at," Smiley said.
No arrests have been made in the case.
"Not certain if we're looking for one or more people at this point," Smiley said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Louisville Metro Police anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
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