Two found shot to death in car near Wyandotte Park

By Eric Flack
WAVE 3 Investigator

(LOUISVILLE) -- The investigation continues into a double fatal shooting in South Louisville. It happened an alley behind the 900 block of Beecher Street. It was a grisly mid-afternoon discovery that left the neighborhood shaken. WAVE 3 Investigator Eric Flack reports.

A Jefferson County School bus had to share the road with homicide detectives Friday afternoon, as two people were found dead inside a parked car across from Wyandotte Park in South Louisville. Neighbors say it's a scene. kids shouldn't have to see.

"Sure shouldn't," said Joe Cody. "This is pitiful."

A police officer on patrol spotted the car sitting in an alley and suspected something wasn't right.

"Just the fact the vehicle was parked literally in the middle of the alley and wasn't moving or anything," said department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley. "So he just stopped, got out, and started investigating."

He found two people, a man and a woman, dead inside from gunshot wounds. It is still unclear if both are murder victims.

Investigators canvassed the neighborhood asking neighbors if they heard or saw anything. At least one person we spoke with said the car had been parked there since early Friday morning. By Five PM the car was being hauled off with the bodies inside, so the medical examiner could take a closer look back at his office. His investigation should shed more light on the nature of the wounds and what may have gone down inside that car.

"It's just a shock," said Cathy Taylor, who lives a couple doors down from where the bodies were found. "I don't know what to say."

"Never entered my mind, being scared of people," said 83 year old Bonnie Likins. "But in this day and age, I am scared."

The names of the victims have not been released as the coroner continues to try and notify family. Police have run the plates on the car to try and learn more but have not released what they found.

Online Reporter: Eric Flack

Online Producer: Charles Gazaway