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2 dead, 1 hurt after triple shooting in Valley Station

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Police and emergency crews respond to a shooting scene in the 9900 block of Shirewick Way. Police and emergency crews respond to a shooting scene in the 9900 block of Shirewick Way.
Police are looking for suspects after three men were shot in this Valley Station neighborhood on Dec. 13, 2017. Two of the victims died at the hospital. Police are looking for suspects after three men were shot in this Valley Station neighborhood on Dec. 13, 2017. Two of the victims died at the hospital.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people are dead and another person is recovering after a triple shooting Wednesday night in Valley Station. 

Officers were called to the 9900 block of Shirewick Way near Ashby Lane and Greenbelt Highway about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. That's where they found three men with gunshot wounds.

They were taken to University Hospital, where two of the victims died overnight. Their identities were not immediately released. 

The third victim is listed in stable condition. 

We spoke with Ron Blanton, who says he has lived in the normally quiet neighborhood for 30 years. His home is just two doors down from the crime scene. 

Blanton says he heard five gunshots before he stepped outside and saw two vehicles that leaving the neighborhood, but was unable to describe the vehicles because it was too dark outside. 

"There was like six or seven police cars showed up, and two fire departments and an ambulance," Blanton said. "I hate it that it's here in the neighborhood. We have a pretty peaceful neighborhood, people come over and sit on the front porch. 

Blanton says he doesn't  know who lives at the property where the shootings happened, but believes it's a rental property that changes tenants frequently. 

So far, there are no arrests, no suspects, and, in fact no answers from police. But there is a lot of tension in the community. 

For Latino leaders like Marta Miranda it's a growing concern. "What we've seen is an incredible amount of fear and decease very justified of folks coming forward."

Miranda runs the Center for Women and Families, where criminal reports of domestic violence are down among Hispanics. But she says Hispanics are also worried about deportation and less likely to speak to authorities about domestic violence, drugs or crime of any kind. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD (574-5673). Callers can remain anonymous. 

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