Police investigate fatal shooting on Allston Avenue
One person is dead after a shooting in southwest Metro Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in southwest Metro Louisville on Monday afternoon.
According to MetroSafe dispatchers, the shooting took place near the corner of Allston Avenue and South 23rd Street just before 4 p.m. A man was shot and killed in a driveway.
"I have a grandson that gets off the school bus and has to see all of this yellow tape," said one neighbor, who asked not to be identified.
She says she saw a man walking down the street, and then she witnessed his murder.
"The guy that's dead said, 'Please don't do this," the neighbor explained."...Pulled two guns out and shot him."
Another neighbor was also nearby on a walk.
"I saw the shooter. I heard the noise. I saw the fire from the gun. He got in his car and sped off," she said. She also asked to remain anonymous.
Police were on the scene soon after.
"They attempted CPR on him for several minutes. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead on the scene," LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said.
Police haven't released the victim's age or name or said if he lived on this block.
"Obviously, it's a very tragic situation," Mitchell said. "It's tragic for the family of the victim and tragic for the city any time we lose a citizen."
Detectives went door-to-door, hoping to learn more about what happened. Some neighbors say crime is becoming more common in the area.
"This block has been notorious for drugs here lately. When I say lately, I'm saying within the last six or seven months," one neighbor said.
A motive is unclear, and Mitchell said there were no suspects as of Monday afternoon.
If you have any information about the shooting, you're asked to call 574-LMPD.
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