LMPD investigating fatal shooting in California neighborhood
LMPD spokesperson Officer Vadim Dale says it happened just before 1 a.m. Monday on South 23rd Street near Garland Avenue.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Louisville Metro Police are investigating after a fatal shooting in the California neighborhood. This is the city's 84th criminal homicide, according to LMPD.
LMPD spokesperson Officer Vadim Dale said it happened just before 1 a.m. Monday on South 23rd Street near Garland Avenue.
Officers found a man dead at the scene from a gunshot. His name and age have not yet been released.
Police say no one is in custody for the shooting, but they are looking into the possibility that the suspect is on home incarceration. Dale said the suspect was seen running from the scene before officers arrived. The LMPD spokesperson also said police believe the suspect lives on South 23rd Street.
Just up the road from the homicide scene, Mark Hatch Sr. is trying to make a difference in the neighborhood. He is renovating the building on the corner of Garland and South 22nd. In a couple of months, he plans to open it as a convenience store called Honest Abe's Depot. Hatch said he hopes to sell more than just lottery tickets and candy bars.
"My message is get them trained," Hatch said. "Concentrate on getting them trained. Don't let them get away with them not doing their homework. If they're not trained, they fall. And then they fall to not having jobs. And then crime."
Anyone with information on Monday's homicide should call 574-LMPD.
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