According to NBC News on Monday morning, multiple victims were reported to have died in downtown Louisville. Police responded quickly to shots and rushed to the scene. Authorities advised the public not to enter the area as they warned about an “active shooter”. Early reports indicate that at least five people have been killed and six others are injured.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg stated that “there is an active police presence downtown.” “Please do not enter the area surrounding Slugger Field until further notice.”
Andy Beshear, Kentucky Governor, tweeted that he was heading to the scene and requested prayers for the victims. He wrote, “LMPD has confirmed a shooting scene in downtown Louisville with multiple fatalities.” “I am heading there now. We ask for prayers for the families and the city of Louisville.
LMPD has confirmed a shooting situation in downtown Louisville with multiple casualties. I am headed there now. Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville. ^AB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) April 10, 2023
The incident occurred in Kentucky’s largest city. Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks flooded Main Street between North Floyd Street and North Preston Streets. The shooting occurred near Slugger Field, home to the Louisville Bats, a triple-A Cincinnati Reds affiliate.
This mass shooting comes just two weeks after another tragic shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville that claimed the lives of six people, including three young children, at the hands of a woman who identified as transgender. The Associated Press reports the shooting took place at a bank, which suggests an unrelated motive for the shooting, unlike the transgender shooters, who targeted schools.
A mass shooter threatened to attack local schools last week and was arrested. The suspect was a male, 19-year-old, who claimed to be a woman. At this time, it is unclear if the shooting at Louisville, Kentucky is related to any of these incidents.
CNN reports that five fatalities have been confirmed. The shooter has also been confirmed dead. However, the circumstances surrounding the shooting death are still unknown. The shooter and police exchanged shots, with one officer being shot.
This story is still in development. Keep checking back for more updates.