2 dead, 4 injured in shooting at crowded park in Kentucky
The fatal shootings took place at Shawnee Park in Louisville, which had been hosting the annual “Juice Bowl”, a Thanksgiving tradition that goes back decades.
Just heard from LMPD. 6 people total shot, of those 2 are dead, 4 at hospital pic.twitter.com/gwnEdayz4N— Emily Maher (@WLKYEmily) November 24, 2016
The shots were first reported at 1:51pm local time. Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed that two men were killed and four more people have been left injured.
Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell revealed to reporters that the four survivors suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Shawnee Park 2 people shot & killed during Juice Bowl. One player tells me announcers stopped, spectators began running.— Lauren Adams (@WLKYLaurenAdams) November 24, 2016
There's a second crime scene here at Shawnee Park. One person killed at each. pic.twitter.com/AumGWJymZD— Jessica Bard (@JessicaBardWDRB) November 24, 2016
No one has been arrested in connection with the shootings.
Mayor of Louisville, Greg Fischer, who had been attending the Juice Bowl at the time, has called on anyone with information about the shootings to come forward.
I implore those with information about the shooting to please call LMPD.— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) November 24, 2016
In a series of tweets, he expressed his condolences to the families of the dead and described a rise in homicides within the city as “alarming”.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all those impacted by today's violence.— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) November 24, 2016
The increase in homicides in our city should be alarming to everyone - and LMPD needs the public’s help to solve these crimes.— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) November 24, 2016
Local media is reporting that that police blocked off a large portion of the park after the shooting. However, at least one game continued.