Investigation Underway in Fatal Shooting Incident in Madison

Detectives are following active leads in the fatal shooting of Kenneth Buford Jr.

Detectives are currently investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon, resulting in the death of 19-year-old Kenneth Buford Jr. The incident took place in a field off North Gallatin Pike near McKinley Street shortly after 3 p.m. Following the shooting, Buford was quickly transported to Skyline Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The ongoing investigation has revealed that Buford was likely shot by an acquaintance. This detail has steered the direction of the inquiry, with both the Homicide Unit and Specialized Investigations Division TITANS detectives actively working on the case. Authorities are following strong, active leads to uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident and to identify the perpetrator.

As the investigation progresses, law enforcement is urging anyone with information related to the case to come forward to assist in bringing closure to this tragic event. The incident has shaken the local community, prompting a call for increased efforts to address violence and ensure public safety. The police department is committed to thoroughly investigating the matter and ensuring justice for Kenneth Buford Jr. and his loved ones.

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