OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro police are investigating a deadly Sunday night shooting.
“We thought it was fireworks,” said April Morales, neighbor. “And then my dog started going crazy, and when my dog starts going crazy, that means its close.”
Except it wasn’t fireworks. Instead, it was a violent night at a home on Hanning Lane.
“We seen a police car coming down the street,” Morales said. “Then we seen fire trucks, ambulances. And then we all started running outside. We thought it was the neighbor, and then we saw the police were down here and then we figured out that something really bad happened.”
Officers say they found a 49-year-old Dustin Walker inside a home with a gunshot to his abdomen.
Police say he was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. Morales says they were up “pretty much all night” as police investigated.
“We were really worried because we didn’t know what was going on,” Morales said. “We’re all a pretty tight knit neighborhood. I said lock your doors, we don’t know whats going on.”
“I mean, its a scary thing. It’s really scary, I already didn’t feel safe, now I really don’t feel safe,” Morales said. “I don’t want my child out at night time, I mean, sitting on the porch is even scary if someone is going to get shot. I mean, that’s the worst thing is to have somebody killed two doors behind you.”
Police tell us they are now speaking with people who might have information.
The coroner says the victim’s autopsy was performed, but no details on that just yet.