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Police: 2 dead, 4 hospitalized in Louisville shootings

Posted November 24

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— 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 (http://cjky.it/2ftjvNd ) 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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  • Alfred Barnes Nov 25, 5:55 a.m.
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    You listed a mixed bag, but didn't identify any cause. I will, socialism. It doesn't work. At least not anywhere it's ever been tried, and not in western socialized democracies. Keep a safety net, but if you don't work, you dont eat. There, fixed it for you.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Nov 24, 10:59 p.m.
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    OK, Let's look at the demographics and group of people as you say. Remember the root of the problem: Slavery, Jim Crow, Segregation, Housing Discrimination, Police Brutality, Gentrification and Discriminatory Policing. Results equal, Black on Black Crime, Riots! If the problem is to be solved, let's address the cause.

  • James Jones Nov 24, 8:55 p.m.
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    Look at the demographics where the crime takes place in cities across America anything in common. Any the liberals along with the BLM, NAACP say police are unfair targeting a group of people. But facts do not lie this group of people cause most of the crimes in America. As long as this class of people accept killing, robbery, and drug dealing as the normal do not look for change.