9-year-old girl, 52-year-old man identified in murder near Valley Station

REACTING TO THIS TRAGIC CIINDENT. REPORTER: DREW, WHEN WE ARRIVED TO THE AREA, CRIES AND SCREAMS FILLED THE AIR AS NEIGHBORS LOOKED WITH WORRIED FACES AT THE SCENE ON THE CORNER OF LYONS AVENUE AND PENDELTON ROAD IN SHOCK, WONDERING WHAT COULD HAVE LED TO A FATAL SHOOTING ON THEIR STREET. >> NOTHING EVER HAPPENS IN THIS AREA, NOTHING. VERY PEACEFUL. REPORTER: A SENTENCE BEING SAID IN NEIGHBORHOODS ALL OVER LO UISVILLE, AS VIOLENCE CONTINUES TO SPREAD, NOW HITTING AREAS THAT IS EVEN SURPRISINTOG METRO POLICE OFFICERS. >> THIS IS A QUIET AREA, NOT TYPICAL OF THE AREA AT ALL. REPORTER: THE LATEST INCIDENT HAPPENING SUNDAY EVENING IN THE MEDORA NEIGHRHBOOOD, SOUTH OF VALLEY STATION, WEST OF DIXIE HIGHWAY. A SHOOTING CLAIMING THE LIVEOFS A MAN AND A GIRL NEIGHBOR ANDREW JOHNSON SAYS IS YOUNGER THAN 10-YEARS-O.LD >> WHEN I GOT HOME TO THIS, THE LITTLE GIRL WOULD ALWAYS COME OVER AND PLAY IN OUR YARD, RIDE UP AND DOWN THE STREET, SO IT IS SAID. REPORTER: JOHNSON SAYS HAVING FIVE KIDS OF HIS OWN, HE’S BEEN ON EDGE THIS YEAR, WATCHING YOUNG PERSON AFTER YOUNG PERSON POP UP ON THE DECEASED LIST,ND A NOW THAT AN INCIDENT LIKE THIS HAPPENED LESS THAN 200 FEET OMFR HIS HOME, HE’S CONTEMPLATING IF HE WANTS TO LET THEM OUT OF HIS SIGHT. >> I STILL HAVE 12 AND 13-YEAR-OLD KI ATDS HOME, AND THEY WANT TOO G OUT, AND YOU HAVE GOTO T WONDER, IS ITK? O DO NOT GO FAR. REPORTER: AS THEY WORK TO FD AIN MOTIVE, OFFICERS ARE ALREADY CALLING TH AIS TRAGEDY, AND THEY SAY IF PEOPLE WANT TO PUT AN END TO THIS ALREADY ALARMING TREND, THEY’RE GOING TO NEED THOSE WHO KNOW SOMETHING TO SAY SOMETHING. >> NONE OF US WANT TO HAVE TGOO THROUGH THIS OBVIOUSLY. WE NEED TO HAVE MORE, MORE PEOPLE CALLING US AND COOPERATING WITH US AND REACHING OUT, AND COLLECTIVELY WORKING WITH THE POLICE WOULBED BENEFICIAL TO EVERYBODY. REPORTER: IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CASE OR ANY OF THE OTHER 81 UNSOLVED CASES THIS YEAR, LMPD OFFICIALS ARE URGING YOU TO GIVE THEM A CAL

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9-year-old girl, 52-year-old man identified in murder near Valley Station

The coroner has identified a man and young girl who were shot and killed near Valley Station early Sunday evening. LMPD third division Major Micah Scheu said the deadly shooting happened on Lyons Avenue in the Medora neighborhood, near Dixie Highway, around 5:20 p.m. Watch last night’s report in the player above.The man has been identified as Vernon Lee, 52. The little girl has been identified as Kalyee Lee, 9. Both were pronounced dead at 8:19 p.m. The cause of death was listed as gunshot wounds. There are no suspects in the murder, but the investigation is ongoing.The LMPD urges that if anyone knows anything about this case or any of the other 81 unsolved cases this year to give them a call at 502-574-LMPD.This shooting makes the 18th juvenile killed in 2021.

The coroner has identified a man and young girl who were shot and killed near Valley Station early Sunday evening.

LMPD third division Major Micah Scheu said the deadly shooting happened on Lyons Avenue in the Medora neighborhood, near Dixie Highway, around 5:20 p.m.

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Watch last night’s report in the player above.

The man has been identified as Vernon Lee, 52. The little girl has been identified as Kalyee Lee, 9. Both were pronounced dead at 8:19 p.m. The cause of death was listed as gunshot wounds.

There are no suspects in the murder, but the investigation is ongoing.

The LMPD urges that if anyone knows anything about this case or any of the other 81 unsolved cases this year to give them a call at 502-574-LMPD.

This shooting makes the 18th juvenile killed in 2021.

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