Gun violence

Black Legislative Caucus calls on Kentucky Republicans to tackle ‘epidemic of gun violence’

BY: - April 17, 2023

Members of Kentucky’s Black Legislative Caucus on Monday implored their colleagues in the General Assembly to address what Rep. George Brown called “an epidemic of gun violence.”  On the heels of mass shootings in Louisville and Nashville, caucus chair Brown, D-Lexington, said, “We call on our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to […]

Four dead in shooting in Alabama

BY: - April 16, 2023

At least four people were killed and 28 injured in a shooting at a birthday party in Dadeville on Saturday night. The shootings took place on Broadnax Street around 10:30 p.m., said Sgt. Jeremy Burkett, a spokesman for ALEA, at a press conference Sunday morning. The Alexander City Outlook reported the shootings took place at […]

Calls for action on gun violence meet silence from Kentucky’s Republican legislative leaders

BY: - April 14, 2023

As Louisville’s mayor and Democratic legislators have pleaded for gun reforms, Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Kentucky legislature have remained silent on what, if any, actions addressing gun violence they’ll consider following a mass shooting Monday at a downtown Louisville bank. Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg has been forceful in his calls to action, pointing to […]

Hundreds gather to mourn those lost in Louisville mass shooting 

BY: - April 12, 2023

For help coping with Louisville’s mass shooting, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 or the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990. LOUISVILLE – Hundreds filled the Muhammad Ali Center plaza steps Wednesday to mourn those lost in a mass shooting this week.  Some held signs calling for stricter gun laws, others sat in […]

Louisville police release video footage of officers approaching mass shooting scene

BY: - April 11, 2023

Louisville police on Tuesday afternoon released footage from body cameras worn by the two officers who arrived first at a mass shooting scene and who were both wounded by the gunman.  Rookie Officer Nickolas Wilt, who was shot in the head, is in critical condition.  After Wilt was hit while approaching the building, his training […]

Louisville mayor calls on legislature to free city to deal with gun violence

BY: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Louisville’s mayor and congressman and a physician treating victims of a mass shooting pleaded Tuesday for action on gun violence. The day after a gunman killed five people in a downtown bank, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg called on state lawmakers to let the city make its own policy choices about reducing gun violence.  […]

Louisville community vigil Wednesday at Ali Center

BY: - April 11, 2023

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 […]

Blood donations needed in wake of mass shooting in Louisville

BY: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — While treating Louisville’s mass shooting victims, UofL Health staff used 170 units of blood, chief medical officer Dr. Jason Smith said Tuesday. That comes out to more than 80 donations.  The blood needed “far outstrips our hospital capacity,” Smith said at an 11:30 media briefing at Louisville Metro Hall. Kentucky’s chapter of the […]

Louisville gunman legally purchased AR-15 six days before shooting

BY: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — The AR-15 rifle used to kill five people in Louisville was purchased legally, police said Tuesday.  In a morning news conference, Louisville Metro Police Department officials said the gunman bought an AR-15 rifle on April 4 from a Louisville gun dealer — six days before he walked into his place of employment and killed […]

Louisville residents react to shooting: ‘We must change’

BY: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Just three blocks from where a lone gunman opened fire killing five people, the Rev. Dale Raines kept the large red doors of St. John United Church of Christ open to the blue sky and spring blooms as he changed the Easter greeting on the church’s sign to a more timely message.  “WE […]

Sixth person dies following mass shooting at Louisville bank

BY: - April 10, 2023

The Louisville Metro Police Department on social media announced Monday evening a sixth person has died following a mass shooting at a downtown Louisville bank.  A tweet from LMPD announced the death of 57-year-old Deana Eckert, who joins four other victims who died from the mass shooting. Law enforcement killed the lone gunman Monday morning.  […]

Prayers and reform: Politicians react to Louisville shooting

BY: - April 10, 2023

LOUISVILLE — After news of a shooting in downtown Louisville broke Monday, Kentucky politicians quickly reacted to share their thoughts.  Some called for thoughts and prayers for victims, their families and others responding to the incidents, while others made pleas for more gun control laws.  Five people died, including the shooter, during the shooting at Old […]