Police release update on shooting


The Seymour Police Department believes Tuesday’s South Vine Street shooting that left two people injured may be related to drug activity.

In a post on the department’s Facebook page Friday afternoon, Lt. C.J. Foster identified the victims as Cody Michael Hurley, 23, of Seymour and Riley Rachelle Deaton, 25, of Seymour. Their conditions were unavailable at press time.

Foster said an infant also was inside the home at the time of the shooting.

“The child is lucky to not have been injured due to the proximity of the projectiles on scene,” Foster said.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing; however, Foster said at this time, detectives believe the incident was not a random act of violence and was drug-related. Currently, investigators are in the process of following up on additional leads and speaking with multiple individuals, he said.

The investigation started Tuesday night when officers responded to multiple calls of gunshots at the home at 330 S. Vine St. in Seymour.

Upon arrival, officers reported finding Hurley and Deaton both suffering from gunshot wounds. The two were then airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

A person at the home told police they heard a knock on the door. When the door was opened, a man wearing a hoodie and displaying a weapon opened fire with a rifle, firing rounds through the door multiple times, police said.

Eleven shell casings were found at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234.

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