At least 3 shot; 1 dead at Waterfront Park


LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person was killed and at least two others were shot in an incident at Waterfront Park on Monday night.

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The identities of the victims, as well as the conditions of those who survived, were not immediately available.

WAVE 3 News’ William Joy described a frenetic scene near the Big Four Bridge as LMPD officers zigged and zagged in all directions around downtown streets beginning at about 9:30 p.m.


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Joy also reported that he saw one person being placed in handcuffs, and at one point a few blocks away, WAVE 3 News photographer Doug Druschke shot video of three men in handcuffs, but LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell told reporters at about 11 p.m. that no arrests had been made.

Three HS students told me they heard a wave of 10 gunshots as they were walking up the bridge ramp. Saw a man fall here. Heard 5 more shots

— William Joy (@WilliamWAVE3) May 30, 2017

The incident was the second deadly shooting of the Memorial Day holiday; a man was shot and killed in the Parkland neighborhood in the afternoon. Information about suspects or motives in the Waterfront Park incident was limited, but Mitchell said those involved were young.

“(It’s) still too early to tell exactly what the motive was here,” Mitchell told local media in his 11 p.m. de-brief. “This is the second homicide of the day, but again … another loss of life.”

A LOT of sudden police activity at the park just now.

— William Joy (@WilliamWAVE3) May 30, 2017

Moments later, Mitchell was asked about reports that large crowds had gathered about 90 minutes before the shooting.

“There was a larger crowd earlier in the day that officers came and had to disperse,” he said. “My understanding is that there were maybe a couple hundred (people) here are the time of the shooting.”

A fourth gunshot victim showed up at a local hospital but it’s not clear if that person is connected to the Waterfront Park incident, Joy reported.

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