Police: Shootings not connected to youth football game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Police say a shooting in which two people were killed and five injured occurred in a Kentucky park near a youth football game, but was not connected to it.

Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Lt. Emily McKinley said Friday that it appears the shooting took place after a dispute between people who had gathered at Shawnee Park but weren’t there to watch the game.

Police say officers responded to a call of multiple shootings about 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the riverfront park. Police say the injuries among those taken to University Hospital were not considered life-threatening.

Authorities have not release the names of those killed or injured.

McKinley said the investigation is active and detectives are asking anyone with information to come forward.

No arrests have been made.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.


11/24/16 7:45 p.m.

Police: 2 Dead, 4 Hospitalized in Louisville Shootings

Police say two people are dead and four have been hospitalized in shootings at a riverfront park in Louisville.

Louisville Metro Police says officers responded to a call of multiple shootings at Shawnee Park on Thursday afternoon. The injuries among those taken to University Hospital are not considered life threating.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the shootings occurred about 200 yards from the annual Juice Bowl football games, which were attended by Mayor Greg Fisher.

Spokesman Chris Poynter says the mayor attends the event every year, and while it was an “alarming” situation, Fisher was never in danger.

Youth games had just ended and two women’s teams were in the middle of a flag football game when the shots were fired. Men’s games were canceled.


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