Two people were killed and four others injured after a shooting at a park in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday night, police said, the latest incident of gun violence just days after five people were shot dead at a downtown bank in the city.
The Chickasaw Park shooting occurred around 9 p.m. as hundreds of people had gathered to enjoy a warm spring evening outside, said Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey of the Louisville Police Department at a news conference on Saturday night.
Police were still looking for a gunman Saturday night, and said they weren't sure if there was more than one person.
One person is in critical condition, Chief Humphrey said.
Officers are still trying to determine a motive.
The shooting comes as the city continues to reel from Monday's attack on the Old National Bank, in which a 25-year-old man working at the bank shot dead five colleagues and injured eight others, just one recent episode in a country in where are the weapons. violence has become very common.
“This has been a week of unspeakable tragedy for our city,” Mayor Craig Greenberg of Louisville said at a news conference. He asked the public for help identifying those disturbing the peace of the night in the park with gunshots.
“Let's unite, let's help each other,” pleaded Mr. Greenberg. “Let's make this the city we want.”