Louisville Metro police will increase patrols in the West End in response to two shootings that left three people 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. Shortly afterward, a second round of shooting began nearby. One woman opened fire on another woman, but was then shot by a police officer.
At a press conference after the shootings, Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad announced plans to increase officer patrols in the area.
“The level of violence we saw today was unacceptable,” said Conrad.
Conrad and Fischer both said the shootings were not random acts of violence. Conrad said everyone involved is either deceased or in police custody and logic would lead one to believe the two incidents are related.
Fischer plans to meet with civic and religious leaders in West Louisville soon.
“It’s a place of family, it’s a place of church and a place of fellowship. And that’s the West End and all of Louisville that I and all of my team are determined to maintain,” he said.
Conrad said there were approximately 75 to 100 individuals on scene when the second shooting took place. The name of the officer who fired rounds in the second shooting was not released.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the anonymous hotline 574-LMPD.