Louisville is reeling from a mass shooting that took place yesterday, leaving at least five people dead and nine others injured. The shooting occurred at around 1:30 am on June 1st in the city’s Park Hill neighborhood, where a group of people had gathered for a party.
According to the Louisville police department, there were over 100 people present at the party when at least one gunman opened fire. Authorities are still investigating the incident and have yet to release any information on suspects or a motive.
Several of the victims were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where they are being treated for their injuries. One of the victims, a police officer who was responding to the scene, is in critical condition but is expected to survive.
The city is in shock following the shooting, with local officials and community members expressing their condolences and calling for action to prevent future incidents.
“My heart goes out to those families who have been impacted by this devastating tragedy,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in a statement. “We must come together as a community to support each other and work towards ending the senseless violence that has plagued our city.”
Several community vigils have been planned for tonight to honor the victims of the shooting and to call for an end to gun violence.