Bullet holes that lined the walls at an apartment complex near St. Matthews had neighbors on the edge Friday morning, a day after a shooting at the eastern Louisville campus left two men dead.
One of the people killed in the shooting at the Oxmoor Apartment Homes community was Steven Curtis, 40, according to his mother Paula Curtis, who spoke with The Courier Journal. That was confirmed by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, which identified the second person killed as 21-year-old Gary Brown.
Eighth Division officers responded to a call Thursday at about 8 p.m. concerning two people dead inside the apartment located in the 7400 block of Steeplecrest Circle, LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said in a release that evening. Police said at the time foul play is believed to have been involved in both deaths and they are being investigated as homicides, she said. No suspects have been identified.
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Representatives at the apartment complex's leasing office did not comment on the incident or confirm any details, saying they were instructed by police to not say anything.
It's a sizable, modern complex, with several buildings located behind the Oxmoor Center shopping mall and near the high-traffic exchange between Interstate 64 and the Watterson Expressway. Units at the Oxmoor Apartment Homes range from $1,045 for single-bedroom units to $3,190 for three-bedroom spaces.
Roger Bustamante, a traveling nurse from Albuquerque, New Mexico, lives upstairs from where the incident took place. He said it was "kind of scary" seeing the bullets had ripped through the outside of the apartment because he was unaware the incident had taken place. He heard some scuffling the previous evening at about 5 p.m. he said Friday morning, but he did not hear gunshots.
Rebekah Duvall, another neighbor, said she heard the shots as she was watching TV in her apartment but thought the sound came from a nearby construction site. She didn't hear anything else after the shots until about 8 p.m., she said, when she said she saw a woman who was screaming leave the apartment, with a number of other people nearby.
Police cars came to the area about 20 minutes later, she said, and by 10:30 p.m. the building had been completely closed by officers.
Duvall is concerned about safety at the site moving forward, she said, as anyone can enter and leave the property. The location does not have a gate but has a "private property" sign outside.
"It's just a little unsettling," she said. "You never know who could walk into the complex."
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