Owensboro police have opened a homicide investigation following reports of gunfire on the city's west side.

The Owensboro Police Department tells us that on Tuesday evening, officers responded to a call about shots fired in the 1000 block of West 8th Street.

When the police arrived, they discovered a male subject in the residence who was deceased.

Officers from the evidence collection unit and detectives from the criminal investigations division have been on the scene, as has the Daviess County Coroner's Office.

The investigation is ongoing.