LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man found shot to death in the middle of a south Louisville street, bringing the 2020 homicide total to 15 for the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The shooting was reported near 5th and Compton Streets around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived, they found one victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
The victim was taken to University of Louisville Hospital and pronounced dead.
“Ninety percent of the time I try to shield them from this, but it’s kind of hard when the whole block is shut down,” Chris Albey said.
With his three young boys playing in the living room, Albey said he didn’t hear the shots coming from right around the corner.
“All I did was open up the door came outside and this is what I see,” he said.
Cruisers lit up the crowded block and a chopper circled above.
A lot of neighbors in the area heard what happened and called police.
“A lot of people heard the shots we are hoping someone actually saw what happened,” LMPD spokesman Officer Matt Sanders said.
One neighbor claimed to hear dozens of shots, but police could not say how many were fired.
“There is a lot of evidence to collect,” Sanders said.
With investigators all around Albey’s home all he thinks about is protecting his sons from the scary reality just around the corner.
“I don’t want them to know what kind of world they’re living in when they walk out the door,” he said.
Police have not said what led up to the shooting and have not released the victim’s identity or age.
Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.