Hopkinsville man identified as victim from deadly shooting

Hopkinsville man identified as victim from deadly shooting

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Owensboro police are working a homicide investigation after they say someone was shot.

Police responded to a shots fired call just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the 1000 block of West Eighth Street. Police found a deceased man inside with apparent gun shot wounds.

On Wednesday, the Daviess County Coroner Jeff Jones identified the victim as Kevin White, 34-years-old, of Hopkinsville.

Officers and detectives were collecting evidence and talking with people in the area late Tuesday following the shooting.

Neighbors tell us they heard multiple rounds of gun shots.

A flex team on the northwest side of Owensboro was disbanded by the police department back in November because of the decrease in crime in the area. Police say there is a possibility it could come back.

“We’re always reevaluating our man power strengths and where they’re needed and how best to deplore our resources and something like that coming back," Lt. David Powell with the Owensboro Police department said. "We’re always tossing ideas around to figure out what would work best for the community.”

Police say there is no active threat to the community.

If you have any information on the shooting call the Owensboro Police Department at 270-687-8888 or Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing.

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