LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A helicopter scoured the area around Western High School in Shively on Saturday evening before police closed in around a home across the street.
A crowd gathered nearby as officers and police dogs surrounded the area, blocking off Rockford lane. As the scene intensified, media were pushed back. Neighbors were left with only questions.
"What's going on?" Kameron Ellis wanted to know. "Where is the guy that they're looking for?"
"I hope that everyone comes out OK," he said.
Police were hoping to find a suspect in a nearby shooting, but came up empty handed.
Earlier on Saturday, one young man was killed and two others were taken to University of Louisville Hospital in critical condition after being shot, a police spokeswoman said. All are between 15 and 19-years old.
Police say it all started at Adrienne Way around 5 p.m. They said there was an argument, then shots. The teens headed into the street running from the bullets. An officer found one of them a block over as he was trying to get away.
Mary McCubbins got a call from her neighbor who saw the teen running for his life.
"She was telling me what was going on and how scared she was, not understanding what was happening, and you know, it's a very frightening thing," McCubbins recalled.
Police would spend several hours at both scenes, diverting traffic and talking to neighbors.
"It's sad, you know," McCubbins said. "It's sad that the world's come to this."