Neighbors hold vigil at scene where 2 people were found shot and burned Sunday
Neighbors call it a brutal act in their own backyard -- two victims, likely teenagers, murdered with their bodies dumped over the weekend.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Neighbors call it a brutal act in their own backyard -- two victims, likely teenagers, murdered with their bodies dumped over the weekend.
Police have released few details about this disturbing case, but that didn't stop the community from coming together, hoping to inspire change.
Grass several feet high was mowed down Monday by several organizations outside an abandoned house on River Park Drive.
"All this right here is a camouflage for people to dump bodies and commit crimes," said Gregory Powell with Men Against Negativity.
It appears that's exactly what happened over the weekend right behind the home.
"It's beginning to be a norm around here -- gun shots, dead bodies," said Neal Robertson with the West Louisville Urban Coalition.
A makeshift memorial now sits in the backyard, where police say the bodies of two victims, appearing to be teenagers, were found Sunday.
Neighbors say the boys had been shot, burned and dumped.
A day later, little about the victims has been released, including names, ages and exactly how they died.
"This is really scary," said Jerry Bouggess who organized Monday's vigil. "This is a new height of crime."
Still, Bouggess felt the need to organize a vigil of sorts.
"This area is being destroyed," he said. "And we the people that live down in the west end ... we should not tolerate it. And we're not gonna tolerate it."
Dozens turned out, community members packing the area behind the home.
"It shows a solidarity," said Twyman Reed, a neighbor. "We here because we hurt, we tired. We tired of seeing it could have been my son or the other person's son."
The hope is that they won't have to wait long for answers in this investigation, and that somehow, they can prevent anything this heinous from happening again in their backyard.
"We all need to come together to stop the violence," said Linda Knox, a neighbor. "Put the guns down. Please put them down."
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