UPDATE | Victim dies after shooting near Shawnee Park - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UPDATE | Victim dies after shooting near Shawnee Park

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found fatally shot near Shawnee Park early Tuesday.

"To be looking out of my window at a dead body in a car, I have never seen anything like that in my life," said Iteria Lovett, who lives nearby.

Officers were called to an alley on South 44th Street near River Park Drive just before 7:30 a.m. That's where they found the victim, a black man, who appeared to be in his 40s or 50s. His identity has not been released.

Homicide detectives remained at the scene as children boarded school buses nearby. One neighbor told WDRB she looked out her window and saw a man slumped over inside a car.

"The passenger window on the left side is shot out, but I don't know about the driver's window because it was down," Lovett said. "You could see the body slumped over. I looked out the window just to see if it was true, to maybe see if he could move. And then he didn't move, and I was just like, you know, he's dead."

Police weren't sure how long the victim had been there before he was found but suspects he knows how the man died.

"At this point and time, our knowledge of the victim is just that it's a black male," said Sgt. Donny Burbrink with LMPD Homicide. "Cause of death has yet to be determined, but looks like it's going to be from a gunshot wound."

Homicide detectives have been interviewing neighbors, but anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tip line at 574-LMPD.

"Anything that anybody heard, no matter how small that they think it is ... we can use any information that we can get in regards to solving this crime," Sgt. Burbrink said.

Neighbors are concerned and hope an arrest is made soon.

"I want them to find out what happened and who did what they did to the young guy," Lovett said.

"Once they find out what happened and they catch the person, everybody will be a little safer ... For right now, they don't know who did it, and that's the scariest thing about it."

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