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Family says woman killed on Broadway was followed by gunman

Cynthia Johnson Cynthia Johnson
Andrea Bennett Andrea Bennett

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The family of the Louisville woman killed Monday night said she was followed several blocks.

The coroner said Cynthia Johnson, 44, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. The shooting happened at 39th Street and Broadway around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Louisville Metro Police will only confirm there was an altercation, but Johnson's daughter said someone followed her mother and a group of others when they left a store at 36th Street and Broadway. Johnson's daughter said eventually at least one of the people following the group tried to rob them. That's when Johnson was shot.

The block where Johnson was killed is surrounded by churches. There are at least four in a half block radius as well as the Shawnee Library. Andrea Bennett is the secretary at Emmanuel Baptist Church which was right in front of the crime scene. Bennett said she saw the police lights when she was heading home and was disheartened to hear there was another shooting death in the city.

Bennett said their church was empty Monday night, but there very easily could have been members nearby. "Tuesday we have a discipleship class. Wednesday we have Bible study. Thursday we have choir rehearsals. We have members coming in and out of this facility most nights of the week. It's very disheartening and frightening to hear what had occurred last night."

LMPD said there were two men seen running from the scene of the shooting. If you have any information that could help they find Johnson's killer, call (502) 574-LMPD.

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