Police identify man shot in Bowling Green Thursday night

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green Police were called to 352 Cherry Way at around 10:10 p.m. Thursday in regards to a possible shooting.

When officers arrived, they located a man with a gunshot wound, according to Bowling Green Police Officer Ronnie Ward.

“When officers arrived on the scene, they were able to locate the victim on the side of the building but realized that where he had been shot, where the initial conflict took place was in the front of the building, so he walked to the side of the building and that’s where he collapsed. So our officers were able to render aid to him until the ambulance arrived and then took him to the hospital,” said Ward.

Emergency Medical Services took the man, identified as 33-year-old Robert Harbin, to The Medical Center at Bowling Green, according to police.

“When we talked to people at the scene, some people said they heard the shot and came out of their houses so we have not been able to talk to a specific person who witnessed the shooting. But there are some that say that they saw people so we are talking to them to see if we can determine who that person was, if anyone knew them and then where do we go from here,” said Ward.

Police are working to gather more information and ask the public to contact them if they have any information about this incident.

One neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, said the incident was terrifying.

“I was sitting on my back porch and I heard a loud pop and I first thought it was a firecracker maybe but it sounded a little bit louder than that. Well, it really does make me think that this neighborhood is just getting a little bit worse over here all the time, I think,” said the neighbor.

She said she is concerned for her own safety.

Police also ask that people in the neighborhood check their surveillance video to see if there is any video of the incident or of people walking or driving by around that time.