Victim’s name released in restaurant shooting

Ashland Police cordoned off a restaurant with crime scene tape Sunday night.
Ashland Police cordoned off a restaurant with crime scene tape Sunday night.(WSAZ)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 4:49 AM EDT
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UPDATE 6/21/21 @ 5 p.m.

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - The name of a man who died after a shooting Sunday evening at an Ashland restaurant has been released.

Irvin Pereira, 65, of Ashland was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center where he died, according to the Ashland Police Department. The shooting was reported around 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Blazer’s Restaurant along Carter Avenue.

Investigators say the shooting was the result of a domestic situation.

Police say the restaurant was closed when the shooting happened, and no customers were present.

There have been no arrests at this time.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

UPDATE 6/21/21 @ 8:55 a.m.

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - Police are investigating after a deadly shooting at a restaurant.

It happened Sunday evening around 6:30 at Blazer’s Restaurant.

According to Ashland Police, they found a man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The restaurant was not open for business at the time.

No one else was hurt.

Police are investigating the incident.

Shooting reported at restaurant in Ashland
Shooting reported at restaurant in Ashland

No other details have been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.


ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) - An investigation is underway after an incident Sunday evening at Blazer’s Restaurant and Bakery in Ashland, Kentucky.

According to dispatchers not much information is available on what happened at the local restaurant. They were able to say that there is a heavy police presence.

WSAZ spent several hours at the scene Sunday evening, but police did not share any information on the nature of the investigation. The restaurant is located in the 1600 block of Carter Ave. Crime tape was visible around the restaurant Sunday evening.

Several people told WSAZ the police arrived at the scene sometime after 6 Sunday evening.

Keep checking back for the latest information.

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