Three Dead, Three Injured In West Louisville Shootings

by Devin Katayama on May 17, 2012

Update, 5:55 pm: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and LMPD Chief Steve Conrad will discuss the shootings with the press at 7 pm tonight. WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey will be there. We’ll post updates here and on Twitter.

Update, 4:49 pm: University of Louisville Hospital, where the victims were taken, is on lockdown.

Multiple shootings in a West Louisville neighborhood have left three dead and three others injured.

The first shooting was between a group of men in the Parkland and Victory Park neighborhoods. Police were called to the scene, but a second round of shooting began with officers present slightly south of the original crime scene. One woman opened fire on another woman, but was then shot by a police officer.

The rash of violence caused nearby schools to reroute students who would’ve otherwise been dropped off in the area.

The incidents have renewed calls for more social services in the area. Recently, a nearby Boys and Girls Club was closed due to budget cuts.

According to JCPS, elementary schools are dismissing normally. Any students that are walkers who live in the identified areas will be held at their school while their parents are contacted.

Updated 4:13 pm: Early childhood students living in the affected area will also be taken to central, they are JCPS’s last transportation run, according to district officials.

Click here to see our previous coverage on schools, which were put on heightened awareness.

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