shootout at a Kentucky Thanksgiving Day football tournament, Two men killed, four others wounded

70
Swissgolden

shooting-o-thanksgiving

A shooting at a Kentucky park left two men dead and four other people wounded during a football tournament on Thanksgiving Day, police said.

Officers responded to the scene at Shawnee Park in Louisville, Ky., around 1:30 p.m. where they found two men fatally wounded and four other people shot, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.

“The suspect remains at large,” Officer Dwight Mitchell of the Louisville Metro Police Department told the Daily News.

Police confirmed that the four individuals were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An incident in front of the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse occurred before the Shawnee Park shooting, but police could not confirm the relation of both incidents.

The community had initially gathered at Shawnee Park for the annual “Juice Bowl” football series to kick off Thanksgiving Day festivities.

The series has been cancelled as the coaches whisked their players off the field to safety.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher was at the Juice Bowl when the gunman fired into the crowd.

“There are people who won’t make it home to the Thanksgiving table,” one coach told WDRB-TV.

The department’s homicide unit is at the park and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

LEAVE A REPLY