US cities hit by two shootings in five days, seven dead, 12 injured
Two people were killed and four others injured after another shooting in Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday night.
The Louisville Metro Police Department were dispatched to Chickasaw Park at around 9pm on reports of a shooting, WLKY reported.
When officers arrived, they discovered two people dead at the scene and four other victims injured with gunshot wounds, a spokesperson for the city’s police department stated.
The four victims were transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. One of the four victims was in critical condition, the spokesperson informed.
After a preliminary investigation, officers found that there were hundreds of people in the park, but no witnesses to the shooting, Louisville Metro Police Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said.
There were no known suspects at the time of reporting.
The Louisville Metro Police Department led the investigation into the incident.
This shooting came just five days after the mass shooting at the Old National Bank in the same city, about six miles away.
The previous mass shooting killed five people, all between 40 and 64 years old, and injured eight others.
Connor James Sturgeon, 25, a former employee of the bank, was later identified as the shooter. He was killed by responding officers during the incident.
“It wasn’t just Monday’s shooting. Wasn’t just today’s shooting. There were several other shootings in between. We lost more lives in between Monday’s mass shooting and tonight’s,” Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said.
“Please, put your weapons down. There are so many ways to resolve disputes, to talk to one another. Gun violence is not the solution to anything. Please put your weapons down,” he pleaded.