LMPD investigating deadly shooting in Shawnee neighborhood

Published: Jul. 23, 2017 at 9:23 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2017 at 12:24 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - LMPD is investigating a deadly shooting in the Shawnee neighborhood.

Police responded to a call of one person shot in the 3600 block of Vermont Avenue around 4:30 p.m., Metrosafe confirms.

Once on scene, they found a person shot inside the house, who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

LMPD's Homicide Unit is investigating and pressing people for information.

"We're trying to find anybody that might have any information that leads us to the person or persons responsible for this," Dwight Mitchell, LMPD spokesperson said.

The task has become increasingly difficult for police as the "anti-snitch" mentality continues to grow. Local clergy believe they can assist.

"The black community needs someone who's willing to talk and the police need someone who's willing to talk," Bishop Dennis Lyons, Pastor of Gospel Missionary Baptist Church.

Lyons is apart of the clergy resource team. It started in 2002, but Lyons, who's church sits right around the corner from the latest homicide scene, said things have picked up with the team since the start of the year.

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"They now have a resource that they have not had in the past," Lyons said. "The police can reach out to us as clergy of the community and we can reach out to the community because we are their leaders."

Lyons said he's seeing the progress.

"If you noticed when the lady came, she came to us and we were able to point her to the right policeman to talk," Lyons said.

No other information on the victim or any suspects is known at this time.

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