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1 dead, 1 injured in Elizabethtown shooting

1 dead, 1 injured in Elizabethtown shooting
Published: Jul. 28, 2015 at 8:11 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2015 at 5:15 PM EDT
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The Elizabethtown home where a man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning. (Source: Lee...
The Elizabethtown home where a man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning. (Source: Lee Holeman, WAVE 3)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A double shooting in Elizabethtown early Tuesday morning left one man dead. It's the city's first homicide this year.

Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said at 12:57 a.m. officers responded to a report of a man asking for help in front of a house in the 400 block of Washington Street.

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Police arrived and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds outside the home. They located a second man with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home. That man was pronounced dead on the scene. The injured man was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and later transferred to University of Louisville Hospital. His condition has not been released.

Willoughby said the man who survived the shooting lived at the home. The deceased victim did not.

"Let me say this," Willoughby said when asked if the deceased man inside was a suspect, "you come to my house, I get shot, I'm standing out front of my house and a bad guy or someone else is in my house and they're dead, that's going to be a suspect."

It is not known whether police are looking for a suspect, but Willoughby said there is "always the chance someone else could be involved."

Terry Strange owns a music studio that backs up to Washington Street. Strange said last week his truck was broken in to and they were able to catch the suspect later that day. He said the area used to be very quiet.

"It seems like in Elizabethtown the crime has picked up a lot in the years, just from my standpoint as a business owner," Strange said. "I see it a lot in the paper from where we used to not see it quite as often."

Stay with WAVE 3 News and WAVE3.com as we continue to learn more details in this developing case.

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