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Woman injured in double shooting on Cecil Ave. dies

WHAS-TV Louisville logo WHAS-TV Louisville 11/9/2021 CJ Daniels
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A man and a woman are dead after a shooting in Louisville’s Shawnee neighborhood.

The victims were discovered shot inside a vehicle by Second Division officers at Cecil Avenue and West Market Street around 10:20 p.m. Monday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The woman later died at the hospital. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the man as 21-year-old Robert Sanders and the woman as 19-year-old Essance Duvall.

Police do not know what led up to the shooting.

It’s the third most recent shooting the neighborhood has experienced in recent months.

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The Shawnee shooting was among a series of violent incidents around the city on Nov. 8.

Earlier that same evening, Fourth Division officers responded to a stabbing in the 3000 block of South Fourth Street in South Louisville around 8 p.m.

Police said the victim suffered multiple puncture wounds and was taken to UofL Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The coroner confirmed the victim as 41-year-old Dwayne Blackburn Jr.

About 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, First Division officers said a man arrived at UofL Hospital with a gunshot wound. It’s unclear where he was shot. He is listed in critical condition.

Police do not have any suspects in any of the incidents.

If you have any information that can help police, you are asked to call the Anonymous Tip Line at 574-LMPD or use their online Crime Tip Portal.

These incidents aren't related.

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