LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Authorities have identified an Okolona man who was found shot to death in a car parked outside a home early Friday.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, that man has been identified as 23-year-old Julio Vlades-Vivas.
Officers were sent to the 5100 block of Rossmoor Drive between Fern Valley Road and Outer Loop around 2:40 Friday morning after a neighbor called 911.
That's where LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley says officers found Vlades-Vivas shot to death in a car outside a home. An apparent bullet hole could be seen in the back windshield of the car.
Family members tell us Vlades-Vivas was a father of two children. Police weren't sure at first if the victim lived in the neighborhood, but family members say the car was parked outside the home where Vlades-Vivas lived.
Smiley says investigators have been knocking on doors in the neighborhood, looking for leads, witnesses and suspects.
We spoke to the neighbor who called 911. He did not want to be identified but told us he heard five to six gunshots.
"I got dressed immediately and came out front with a flashlight and proceeded to look to see what was going on but I waited until the police got here."
"Just happened to get up, and I saw some lights outside." said Fred Stoner Junior, who was just a few houses away.
Stoner watched as Metro Police cordoned off the scene.
"And I was wondering what was going on and then I seen the tape, so I knew something had happened drastically down the street," said Stoner.
Stoner didn't know the victim, but he is still concerned and disappointed. "It's heartbreaking to see another young individual to get killed in the city of Louisville," said Stoner.
So far, police don't have any suspects.
AN LMPD spokesperson says it's unclear if they're dealing with more than one suspect or whether they got away on foot or in a vehicle.
The motive is still unclear.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD. All callers can remain anonymous.
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