Louisville, Kentucky, has been rocked by a series of shootings in just one week. On Saturday, a shooting spree in Chickasaw Park at 9 p.m. resulted in two deaths and four injured.
Hundreds of people had gathered in the western park, and police were unable to locate eyewitnesses. While authorities are still determining the number of shooters and searching for potential suspects, this incident marks the third mass shooting for the city just this week.
On Monday, Old National Bank employee Connor Sturgeon committed a senseless attempt to murder five of his coworkers.
Another two people were fatally shot, and a third was hospitalized during a 4:30 a.m. incident on Saturday morning in the Old Louisville neighborhood.
Local citizens are in a state of disbelief, most notably Metro Councilwoman Donna Purvis, who expressed her sorrow by saying, “I’m so tired of this. I can’t make any sense of it. Right now, I’m really at a loss for words.”
The Louisville police are working diligently to investigate the shootings and track down the suspect(s). In the meantime, the citizens of Louisville are dealing with the aftermath of the violence and attempting to make sense of the chaotic week.