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Man killed in Shawnee neighborhood shooting identified

Published: Nov. 28, 2017 at 7:06 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 at 3:59 PM EST
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POlice collecting evidence at the shooting scene. (Source: Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News)
POlice collecting evidence at the shooting scene. (Source: Daniel Paxton, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro police are investigating a shooting in the Shawnee neighborhood.

The shooting was reported near the intersection of 38th and Jefferson Streets at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to MetroSafe.

Police say the victim, a 21-year-old male, was rushed to the hospital, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, who was identified as Roderick Johnson, died at the University of Louisville Hospital.

The shooting happened right in front of Tawanda Davis's home. Her daughter was getting home from school as it happened.

"It's no longer what it used to be. she wants to rip and run these streets and it's not safe like it used to be. I tell her all the time anything could happen at any time," Davis said. "That's a young person's blood spilled out there in the streets again and it's happening every day."

Police also say they believe a car drove off after the shooting, but a description of the vehicle was not immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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