No suspects or arrests in shooting that injured 2 off-duty LMPD officers in West Louisville


by Johnny Archer

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 18 at 1:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- In just four days, four shootings have happened in the West End. The latest shooting involved two off-duty metro police officers who were injured.

“This senseless violence just needs to stop,” said Dwight Mitchell, a metro police public information officer.

The two officers were working security at Cole's Place at 29th and Kentucky Streets when a fight erupted, approximately 2 blocks away at about 4 a.m.

“Officers went to that location to break up the fight, some shots rang out from a crowd,” said Mitchell. “As a result of those shots, the officers were injured by what we believe was some shrapnel.”

The officers were hit in their hands. They were taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Metro councilwoman Attica Scott lives down the street from the shooting and heard the shots fired.

“All my folks who live around here where I live we got to make sure that we stand up fight back,” said Scott as she addressed a rally of people in front of Cole’s Place Sunday afternoon. “All the folks that are standing back here and on the sides, we got to stand up and fight together because we got to reclaim our streets. We have to reclaim our streets and that is the message I send to my neighbors. We have got to reclaim our streets and we have to do it together.”

Police say the shooter or shooters were in what appeared to be a black sedan that drove away from the scene. So far, there have been no arrests or suspects identified in connection with this shooting.

The incident happened near where multiple shootings occurred on Thursday when three people were killed and three more were injured. LMPD  increased patrolling in the area due to the recent increase of violence.

"In light of what's happened in the past few days, our officers are patrolling the area very heavily," said LMPD Spokesman Dwight Mitchell.  "The officers show that we are right in here with the community when it happened."

There is no indication that the shootings were related to the violence from Thursday.