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Two Killed, Four Injured in Park Shooting in Louisville

Two Killed, Four Injured in Park Shooting in Louisville

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By    |   Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:46 PM

Two people were killed and four others were injured in a park crowded with children and their parents attending an annual youth football event in Louisville, Kentucky, an NBC News affiliate reported Thursday.

WAVE TV reported the violence erupted at Shawnee Park, where youngsters were atending what's known as the Juice Bowl, a series of youth football games. The shooter was not in custody, according to the report.

According to the Courier-Journal, hundreds of adults and children were at the park for the games – including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, who had a security detail and staff with him.

Fischer spokesman Chris Poynter said the mayor attends the annual event every year and was never in danger. It was an "alarming" situation, however, he said.

The newspaper reported that children had just finished playing football and two women's teams were in the middle of a flag football game around 1:30 p.m., when several shots were fired.

Charlotte Waddell, a cousin of Muhammad Ali, said she had just finished talking to the mayor when she heard several gunshots.

"This is the worst Thanksgiving ever, I'll never be back," she told the newspaper. "I'm pretty shaken up."

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Two people were killed and four others were injured in a park crowded with children and their parents attending an annual youth football event in Louisville, Kentucky, an NBC News affiliate reported Thursday.
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