UPDATE: Coroner ID’s pregnant woman killed in Poplar Level Rd. shooting; investigation considered double-homicide case

UPDATE: Coroner ID’s pregnant woman killed in Poplar Level Rd. shooting; investigation considered double-homicide case
Officers on the scene of a double shooting on Poplar Level Road in Newburg (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The female victim that was shot and killed in the Newburg neighborhood Thursday evening has been identified.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, 35-year-old Amber Ray died at University Hospital due to injuries from a gunshot wound.

Calls came in around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on reports of a shooting that happened in the 5000 block of Poplar Level Road, LMPD spokesperson Alicia Smiley confirmed.

Once officers were on the scene, they found two victims, a male juvenile and a woman, suffering from gunshot wounds outside, Smiley said. They were transported to UofL Hospital.

The female victim, later identified as Ray, died of her injuries at the hospital.

The autopsy confirmed that she was pregnant and the fetus did not survive.

The male juvenile victim was taken into surgery after the shooting on Thursday. He is said to have injuries that are not life-threatening.

The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating. Due to the female victim’s death and the death of the fetus, the case is now considered a double homicide.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with further information can call or text the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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