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Six People Shot, Two Killed In Mass Shooting At Louisville Park

Louisville, KY – Two people were killed and four more were wounded after a gunman opened fire amid a gathering of hundreds of people in Chickasaw Park on Saturday night.

Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) Chief Paul Humphrey said investigators are still searching for the suspect who carried out the mass shooting at the park located in the 1200-block of Southwestern Parkway at about 9 p.m. on April 15, WLKY reported.

Chief Humphrey noted that although hundreds of people were present when the incident occurred, no one has come forward as a witness.

LMPD homicide detectives are working to determine if there was one or multiple shooters, WLKY reported.

They have not named any suspects.

David Huff, 17, and Deaji Goodman, 28, were both shot multiple times during the attack, WLKY reported.

They were pronounced dead at the scene at 9:01 p.m.

An adult female and three adult males were wounded in the shooting, WLKY reported.

One of the victims was in critical condition upon admission to the hospital but has since been upgraded to fair condition.

Two other victims arrived in stable condition and remained hospitalized on Monday, WLKY reported.

The fourth victim has been released from the hospital.

Chief Humphrey implored the person or people responsible for the attack to turn themselves in to police, CNN reported.

“I want to speak directly to whoever the shooter is,” the chief said during a press conference late Saturday night. “Turn yourself in. The best thing for you to do is to turn yourself in. We know that this will not end well. The best-case scenario is for you to turn yourself in and stop this.”

The fatal shooting took place just days after a gunman murdered five people and wounded several more at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville, CNN reported.

Among those wounded in the bank shooting was LMPD Officer Nickolas Wilt, who was shot in the head while responding to the scene, according to WAVE.

Officer Wilt remains in critical condition.

Chickasaw Park is located only about five miles away from the bank, CNN reported.

“This has been an unspeakable week of tragedy for our city,” Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg told reporters, according to CNN. “On Monday, we lost five of our fellow citizens to a horrific act of workplace gun violence. And now, five days later, we’re at another scene of a reckless act of gun violence.”

“This is not our city. This is not who we are. This is not who we want to be,” Greenberg added.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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