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Owensboro police investigating murder

Owensboro police investigating murder
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 9:06 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 6:06 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro police are investigating a murder after they found one person dead and two others injured.

They say the shooting happened in the 100 block of East 25th Street just after 9:40 p.m. Wednesday.

When they got there, officers say they found a woman who had died from a gunshot wound.

“We do believe the male individual shot and killed the female that was believed to be a significant other of his,” OPD Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess said. “He then shot the juvenile female that was related to her, then turned the gun on himself.”

Police say those injuries to the young girl and the man are believed to be life-threatening.

“It’s my understanding that they both are still alive,” Boggess said “They were transported, it’s my understanding, to different hospitals in the Louisville area for more advanced treatment. But it’s my understanding at this point that they are both still alive and in the same condition, that is potentially life-threatening.”

On Thursday, family members around the scene say the young girl is a student at Owensboro Middle School.

Neighbors say this part of town is typically nice and quiet, aside from cars driving down the street.

“All we really know last night is that we saw a lot of emergency vehicles, not just police cars but also fire department,” Steve Champion, who lives nearby said. “There was a lot more vehicles than the typical emergency call.”

First responders weren’t the only ones called after the shooting. Dehavin Griffith says he is related to the victims and was shocked when he got the call.

“I’m like ‘what’s going on.’ They’re like ‘go down there,’ your uncle, your auntie and their daughter, they’ve been shot,” Griffith said.

Detectives believe this shooting was domestic-related and not related to any other recent shootings.

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