Man killed while driving pickup truck near JCPS elementary school

Man shot, killed in broad daylight just blocks from JCPS elementary school

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro police are investigating after one person was shot and killed near Price Elementary School.

The shooting was reported in the 4900 block of Garden Green Way, located off Newburg Road, around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to MetroSafe.

Police said when officers arrived they found the man shot in his pickup truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said investigators don’t know the relationship of the shooter and the victim.

Mitchell said it appeared the victim was driving when shot, but it’s not clear yet whether he was in the road or in a driveway.

“The Louisville Metro Police Homicide Unit is investigating at this time," Mitchell added. "Our detectives are canvassing the neighborhood for any potential witnesses to this.”

A school bus actually dropped off a number of kids in front of the crime scene after school on Monday.

People who identified themselves as family members of the man who was shot were also at the scene and very emotional.

The name of the victim has not been released.

JCPS confirmed Price Elementary was on an elevated level of security Monday afternoon but has returned to normal operations.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673).

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