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Owensboro police identify man killed in weekend shooting

4 shot in 3 separate Owensboro shootings, 1 killed
Published: Sep. 5, 2021 at 8:19 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2021 at 10:52 AM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro Police are investigating three early morning shootings.

One happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of West 2nd Street.

Police say they found two men near a parked car, both with multiple gunshot wounds.

They say one of the men died at the scene, and the other was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Owensboro authorities say the man who died was 21-year-old Jarnell Carter of Evansville.

Police say there were two separate shootings a few hours earlier.

They say around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, and again just before 2 a.m., two different men showed up at the hospital with single gunshot wounds.

Officers say both injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

Police believe the man who showed up around 1:30 a.m. was shot while driving on Scherm Road.

They say the other man was shot in the 1700 block of Scherm Road.

Police say it’s too early to say if any of the cases are connected, but they say it’s a possibility.

OPD says they’ll be working on hearing from witnesses and checking with homes and businesses for any surveillance video this week.

“A lot of times there are difficulties in either getting ahold of somebody, particularly on a weekend, early morning time frame, so there may potentially be cameras in the area that caught stuff and we haven’t been able to actually watch the video yet,” OPD Officer Andrew Boggess said. “So, there’s a good chance there could be more of that evidence that comes into play later, but we’re still in the process of information gathering.”

Anyone with any information should call the Owensboro Police Department at 270-687-8888 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

Here is our full report from Sunday, before any names were released.

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