No suspects in double shooting near Churchill Downs

No suspects in double shooting near Churchill Downs
A neighbor claimed the victims were shot by an intruder inside their home, but police haven't confirmed the information. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - LMPD is investigating a double shooting near Churchill Downs.

Reports of the shooting came in around 6:30 p.m. Sunday from 1400 Longfield Avenue, according to police.

On scene, officers discovered a male and female had been shot.

Neighbor Melynda Rowlett told WAVE 3 News the victims are husband and wife. Rowlett said she used to work with the female victim at Churchill Downs and the male victim was an exercise rider. Rowlett said she does not know their names.

The couple had just returned to the home when they discovered an intruder inside, according to Rowlett. That’s when they were shot.

Two people were shot at a home on Longfield Avenue, just one mile from Churchill Downs.
Two people were shot at a home on Longfield Avenue, just one mile from Churchill Downs. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Rowlett said she heard three gunshots from her home.

“I didn’t see the runner, no,” Rowlett recalled. “Because they went to Dollar General to get some stuff. Then they came home and that’s when it happened.”

Rowlett also said there were children around when the shots were fired. Police have not confirmed her reports.

Both victims were taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police said there are no suspects. Anyone with information can call the Anonymous Tipline at 574-LMPD.

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