Po­lice: 2 dead, 4 hos­pi­tal­ized in shoot­ings at Louisville park

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two peo­ple were killed and four were hos­pi­tal­ized in shoot­ings at a river­front park in Louisville, po­lice said Thurs­day.

Louisville Metro Po­lice De­part­ment spokesman Dwight Mitchell said of­fi­cers re­sponded to a call of mul­ti­ple shoot­ings about 1:30 p.m. at Shawnee Park. The in­juries among those taken to Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal were not con­sid­ered life-threat­en­ing, he said.

The shoot­ings oc­curred near the site of the annual Juice Bowl se­ries of foot­ball games, which was at­tended by Louisville Mayor Greg Fis­cher.

Char­lotte Wad­dell, a cousin of the late Muham­mad Ali who has at­tended the foot­ball event for decades, said she had just fin­ished talk­ing to the mayor when she heard gun­shots.

“This is the worst Thanks­giv­ing ever; I’ll never be back,” she said. “I’m pretty shaken up.”

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