Louisville Metro Councilman David James

Promising to meet with community leaders, Mayor Greg Fischer denounced a brazen shooting spree in west Louisville that left three dead and three others injured.

The first incident happened Thursday afternoon after four people were shot at 32nd and Kentucky streets. Among the victims were Craig Bland Jr., 22, and Tyson Mimms, 24, who both died of multiple gunshot wounds. Two other men remain unidentified but were transported to University Hospital where they remain hospitalized, one in critical condition and the other with non-life threatening injuries.

Another shooting occurred amidst hundreds of residents, investigators and media outlets. Two women at the scene began arguing, according to police. One of the women pulled out a gun and shot the other, who has been identified as Makeba Lee, 24, who died at the scene.

Fischer says the level of brazen violence is unacceptable, but that investigators are confident those involved have been either apprehended or died during the incident.

“This does not appear to be a random act of violence,” he says. “All the individuals involved in today’s cowardly acts are either deceased or now in police custody. It’s unacceptable to me. It’s unacceptable to the chief and his team. And it’s unacceptable to our entire community that there is any violence in our city.”

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