1 dead, 4 injured in shooting early Easter morning
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One person is dead and four others are injured after a shooting in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday that spread to two different scenes.
Just after 12:30 a.m., Louisville Metro Police received reports of multiple gunshots and/or victims in the areas of 40th Street and Grand Avenue in the Chickasaw neighborhood and also 28th and Dumesnil Streets in the Parkland neighborhood.
When they arrived at 40th and Grand, they found one male shot to death and two others with gunshot wounds.
The deceased was identified as Ray Anthony Joseph Jr., 19.
The other two victims were taken to University Hospital with injuries that did appear to be life-threatening.
At 28th and Dumesnil, officers discovered two additional victims with gunshot wounds - a male and a female. Both of them were transported to the hospital and are expected to live, said police.
All of the surviving victims are also in their late teens or early 20s, according to Smiley.
Investigators believe the two scenes are related and all of the victims were shot during an altercation at 40th and Grand.
However, these shootings do not appear to be connected to a homicide that happened a few hours earlier in the Portland neighborhood, said police.
Police are looking for leads. If you have any information, please call the anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673).
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