Louisville mass shooting

Blood donations pour in following Louisville mass shooting

BY: - April 17, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Hundreds of people who had never before donated blood stepped forward to help following a mass shooting in Louisville a week ago.  The shooting left five dead, plus the shooter, whom police killed. Nine others were injured, including police officer Nickolas Wilt, who was working his fourth shift as a Louisville police officer […]

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 […]

COMMENTARY

Time could be right for a special session to enact ‘red flag’ law in Kentucky

BY: - April 17, 2023

On a CNN interview about last week’s mass shooting in Louisville, Gov. Andy Beshear talked about his support for a “red flag” law to remove guns from those who are a danger to themselves or others. “It ensures that everybody’s rights are protected, that evidence is heard. It has every check on it that we […]

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 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 […]