Family of homicide victim pleads for LMPD to give them answers after triple shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A triple shooting in the Highland Park neighborhood early Friday morning left a teenager dead and two others injured. Now the family is pleading for answers after not hearing from LMPD.

“He had the biggest heart, he was the best person, he was the best person in the world,” cried Demauria Gathings, sister of 17-year-old Lamaurie Gathings.

On Friday morning, the family of Lamaurie Gathings, 17, learned of a triple shooting. Inside the car, Lamaurie, her cousin Dewayne Smith, also 17, and a teenage girl were all shot dead. Lamaurie was declared dead at the scene.

According to LMPD, officers were called to the Block 4300 from Old Park Boulevard around 3:45 a.m.

Now Lamaurie’s family want answers as they plan her funeral.

“I haven’t heard anything from LMPD, the detectives working on the case,” said Marcus Collins, Lamaurie’s stepfather. “I’m here planning my son’s funeral now and just want some answers. “

Collins said he doesn’t trust LMPD agents to do their job properly, asking anyone with information to call him and help get justice for his son.

“My son has no criminal record, has never been in trouble with the law,” Collins explained. “I don’t even have fingerprints up there so if anyone has any answers or anything let us know or contact me at 502-457-3917 you don’t need to call the police, contact me, let me know what’s going on, my name is marcus.

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