Wednesday, 24 Apr 2024

2 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at Kentucky Park, Police Say

Two people were dead and four others injured after a shooting at a park in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday night, the police said, the latest instance of gun violence just days after five people were fatally shot at a downtown bank in the city.

The shooting at Chickasaw Park occurred around 9 p.m. as hundreds of people gathered to enjoy a warm spring night outside, Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey of the Louisville Police Department said at a news conference on Saturday night.

Police were still looking for a gunman as of Saturday night, and said that they were unsure if there was more than one.

One person was in critical condition, Chief Humphrey said.

Officers were still trying to determine a motive.

The shooting came as the city continued to reel from the attack on Monday at Old National Bank, where a 25-year-old man who worked at the bank fatally shot five colleagues and injured eight others, just one recent episode in a country where gun violence has become numbingly common.

“This has been an unspeakable week of tragedy for our city,” Mayor Craig Greenberg of Louisville said at the news conference. He asked for the public’s help in identifying those who had disturbed a calm night at the park with gunfire.

“Let’s band together, let’s help each other,” Mr. Greenberg pleaded. “Let’s make this the city we want it to be.”

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