OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT/WTVW) – The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office has “persons of interest” in the investigation of a deadly shooting that killed two teenagers Saturday.
The sheriff’s office said detectives and deputies have interviewed more than 40 people to get a better picture of what happened at a party in Whitesville.
The Daviess County Coroner has identified the two victims as 18-year-old Jasper Brown from Owensboro, and 16-year-old Amarius Winstead of Owensboro.
“I just can’t believe at 32 I have to endure that for my 16 year old,” said Amarius ‘Mari’ Winstead’s mother, April.
Tyler Glover, 19, underwent surgery at a hospital for a gunshot wound.
No arrests have been made.
Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies said it happened around 12:30 a.m. at a home on the 8200 block of Crisp Road. Deputies estimate there were as many as 100 people attended. Most of the other people at the party fled before deputies arrived.
Deputies are asking any person who was at the party when the shooting happened to come forward with any information they have on what happened.
April Winstead says, “Tell his story because he was so innocent he was at a party to have fun he didn’t have issues with anyone at the party he didn’t deserve to be killed. I don’t want kids to think they have to have guns to prove a point.”
The Winstead family has an online fundraiser to help with funeral costs. You can find the link here.
In light of the tragic shooting,m there will be crisis counseling available for students at Owensboro High School on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Apollo High School will also be offering support and assistance to students on June 4th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
If you cannot make these sessions, but want to talk to someone, you can call 270-686-1000.