The second Louisville mass shooting left two people dead and four more injured after a shooter opened fire on a gathering in a park on Saturday night.
Officers were sent to Chickasaw Park at 9 p.m., according to Louisville Metro Police, where they discovered many gunshot victims. Four more casualties were brought to University Hospital, while two victims were declared dead.
WHAS11.com, citing LMPD Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey, reported that “someone started shooting into the crowd, hitting at least six people.”
Humphrey stated there were hundreds of people in the park at the time but could not establish the number of shooters.
Louisville Mass Shooting: Unknown Suspects Kill 2, Injure 4 Others
Humphrey said, per The Washington Post, that the shooting at Chickasaw Park happened at approximately 9 p.m. as hundreds of people had gathered to enjoy a nice spring night outdoors.
As of Saturday night, police were still seeking for a shooter responsible for the Louisville mass shooting, but they weren’t sure whether there was more than one.
Chief Humphrey added that one individual was in critical condition. Authorities were still looking for a motive.
The assault at Old National Bank on Monday, in which a 25-year-old employee shot five of his coworkers to death and eight others, left the city still in shock. This was just one recent incident in a nation where gun violence has become mind-numbingly routine.
Previous Mass Shooting Incidents
USA Today, citing the charity Gun Violence Archive, defined a mass shooting as one in which at least four people are shot. This year, the 146th mass shooting in the US took place at a bank in downtown Louisville on Monday, killing six people.
Eight other persons, including two LMPD officers, were hurt at Old National Bank in the Louisville mass shooting. Police shot and killed the bank employee who opened fire. No explanation for the Louisville mass shooting has been given.
Following the mayor’s remarks, LMPD officers responded to another shooting approximately ten minutes earlier.
According to LMPD, two guys shot a 17-year-old teenager many times while riding his bike in the 2200 block of Griffiths Avenue around 11:15 p.m. The teenager was “alert, conscious, and talking while being transported to University Hospital for treatment of what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.”
Both of the two guys have not been apprehended, nor have the shooter or shooters who were responsible for the park deaths.