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2 dead, 4 injured in mass shooting at crowded Louisville park

Louisville’s “Unspeakable Week of Tragedy”

Another shooting in Louisville capped off a “week of unspeakable tragedy.”


Two people were killed and four others were injured after a shooting in Louisville’s Chickasaw Park Saturday night, authorities said. The deadly incident comes less than a week after another mass shooting at a downtown bank left five dead and eight injured. in the same city.

Saturday’s attack happened around 9 p.m. local time, when at least one gunman opened fire into a crowd of hundreds gathered in the park, the Louisville Police Department confirmed in a statement to CBS News. Apart from the fatally injured victims, four others were injured in the shooting and later shifted to the University Hospital for treatment.

Louisville police said identifying information about the people hospitalized and their conditions was “not readily available” when they shared their latest updates hours after the shooting. One person was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition, CBS affiliate WLKY reported.

Authorities have opened an investigation into the shooting in Chickasaw Park and are investigating the attack as a homicide, according to the Louisville Police Department. They have not yet identified a suspect or a possible motive in the incident and said later Saturday night that it was unclear whether the shooting was carried out by one or more people.

“The department’s Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation which is active and ongoing at this time,” Louisville police wrote in the statement. “Authorities are still in the early stages of the investigation and have not yet determined the suspect(s) or motive.”


Louisville Deputy Police Chief Paul Humphreys spoke at a press conference after a gunman killed two people and wounded four others in the city’s Chickasaw Park Saturday night.

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Although reports indicated that Chickasaw Park was packed with hundreds of people at the time of the shooting, according to the statement, Louisville Deputy Police Chief Paul Humphreys said at a news conference held at the scene that there were no witnesses to the attack. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to report what they know to the Louisville Police Department.

“It’s been an unspeakable week of tragedy for the outside of the city,” Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said at a news conference Saturday night.

“It wasn’t just Monday’s shooting, it wasn’t just today’s shooting. There have been several other shootings. We lost more lives between Monday’s mass shooting and tonight,” Greenberg said. “Please, put down the weapons. There are many ways to resolve conflicts, to talk to each other. Gun violence is not the solution to anything.”

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