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Louisville: 6 shot, 2 killed, in new mass killing at US's Chickasaw Park; 2nd incident within a week

The shooting happened at around 9 p.m. on Saturday at Chickasaw Park in west Louisville.

Written By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Louisville Updated on: April 16, 2023 10:33 IST
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Louisville gun violence: A week after a banker shot down his colleagues, a fresh incident of gun violence was reported, where six people were shot in Old Louisville on Saturday (local time).

According to reports, at least two people lost their lives while multiple others suffered severe injuries.

The shooting happened at around 9 p.m. on Saturday at Chickasaw Park in west Louisville. The injured were taken to hospital where one person was reported to be in critical condition.

Citing Louisville Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey, BNO News said there were hundreds of people at the park when someone started shooting at a crowd. As of now, no witnesses have come forward with any information regarding the suspect, he said.

Earlier last week, a Louisville bank employee armed with a rifle opened fire at his workplace, killing five people — including a close friend of Kentucky’s governor — while live streaming the attack on Instagram on Monday.

The live-streaming of such a tragic incident has again raised grave questions on social media platforms which have been claiming to place a proper mechanism to prohibit the promotion of heinous acts on their platforms.

Mass shootings in US surged in past few years

Notably, the country has witnessed a surge in mass killing in the past few years. The shooting, the 15th mass killing in the country this year, comes just two weeks after a former student killed three children and three adults at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, about 260 kilometres to the south. That state’s governor and his wife also had friends killed in that shooting.

Also Read: US mass shooting: Louisville bank employee killed 5 of his colleagues; live streams heinous act on Instagram

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