Deadly shooting in west Louisville leaves one dead and multiple crime scenes - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Deadly shooting in west Louisville leaves one dead and multiple crime scenes

The crime scene stretched over five city blocks.  MetroSafe dispatchers say it began with the report of a shooting near Grand and Canopy Ct. around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Minutes later, Metro police officers were roping off the intersection at 36th and Hale -- about one block to the southeast of Grand and Canopy Ct.

It is there that Metro Police believe the shooting victim -- described as a male in his early to mid 20s -- was picked up in a black Ford Explorer and driven five blocks north to 34th and Garland. 

By 3:49 p.m., officers had arrived at 34th and Garland where the man was pronounced dead.  His body lay in the street, though it was shielded from onlookers by police cars a black tarp.

Shortly after reporters arrived near 34th and Garland, officers had to restrain a woman as she attempted to cross the police tape and make her way towards the body.

Minutes before, witnesses said officers had restrained another person who some described as a relative of the victim.

"Officers were also dispatched to 34th and Garland on a man down. Unfortunately, that man down turned out to be a homicide," said Det. Phil Russell, a LMPD Spokesman.

"If these are connected you have a very large seen then you have to track down. Obviously there is the potential for multiple witnesses," Russell continued.

At Grand and Canopy Ct., homicide detectives spent hours collecting evidence. Many talked with witnesses while crime scene investigators took video and marked off where shell casings still lay in the parking lot.

Police do not have any suspects in the case but homicide detectives are hoping witnesses will be able to piece this together.

Many neighbors declined to speak on camera out of fear of reprisal. Police have not said how many times the victim was shot or where.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Metro Police anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD

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