Louisville community vigil Wednesday at Ali Center

By: - April 11, 2023 2:00 pm

Sign in NuLu neighborhood near the scene of the shooting. (Kentucky Lantern photo by Liam Niemeyer)

LOUISVILLE — Louisville will have the chance to gather for a community vigil at the Muhammad Ali Center Wednesday and grieve following a mass shooting Monday.

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said the vigil is a chance “to help the people of our community, of our great city come together and deal with this outbreak of tragedies – to grieve, to pray, to unite.”

The announcement came after police say a gunman killed five people and injured others at his place of employment, Old National Bank in downtown Louisville, on Monday morning. Four people are still hospitalized after being injured in the shooting.

“This vigil will be to acknowledge the wounds, physical and emotional, that gun violence leaves behind,” said Greenberg. “It will be an interfaith opportunity for our entire community to come together to grieve, to heal, to begin to move forward.”

Additionally, the city will make available grief counselors and mental health professionals through its Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods.

A list of locations where people can go to talk to those counselors will be published Tuesday afternoon, Greenberg said, at www.louisvilleky.gov/government/safe-neighborhoods.

You can also call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 or the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990.

Information about community vigil

  • Who: Everyone is welcome to attend this community vigil .
  • What: A community vigil to mourn the lives lost in Louisville’s mass shooting Monday
  • When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.
  • Where: the Muhammad Ali Center plaza, located at 144 N. 6th Street in Louisville
  • Why: The vigil is a chance to process Monday’s events as a community.
  • How do I park? Free parking will be available at the event.


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Sarah Ladd
Sarah Ladd

Sarah Ladd is a Louisville-based journalist from West Kentucky who's covered everything from crime to higher education. She spent nearly two years on the metro breaking news desk at The Courier Journal. In 2020, she started reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and has covered health ever since. As the Kentucky Lantern's health reporter, she focuses on mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, COVID-19 and more.