Woman killed in Easter morning shooting

1 dead, another injured after Easter Sunday shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An Easter Sunday morning was interrupted by flashing police lights and yellow crime scene tape in the 1600 block of South 13th Street.

"There are kids out here. There are kids out here and it's just crazy. We got to do something," Dawnja Whitlock said. "It's crazy because it's shooting after shooting. I mean it's not even 1 o'clock or 2 o'clock yet and it's Easter."

This shooting marks the sixth homicide in Louisville in the span of 72 hours. Metro Police arrived on scene around 11:45 a.m. and found two women who had been shot. One woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The other woman was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition, according to police.

"I'm praying that her family gets some answers and I'm just praying that our city gets better because this is crazy," Whitlock, who was in the area at the time of the shooting, said.

"Broad daylight Easter Sunday, children, adults, the elderly, all are impacted by the residual effects of what that kind of gunplay does," Christopher 2X with Hood 2 Hood said.

2X said gun violence needs to be treated as a public health issue.

"We don't have a cure for cancer yet, but we constantly treat the symptoms of cancer to try to get better outcomes, and we've got to do the same thing with violent crimes in the city," he said.

"We can't even have a holiday without someone getting shot or someone getting stabbed, beat up. This is crazy," Whitlock said. "You can't even live your life out here."

Police still do not have a lot of information on the Easter morning shooting, but what people in the area do know is the ongoing violence continues to shatter their sense of security.

"When we can't even let our kids play outside, that's just crazy," Whitlock said. "That's crazy."

Metro Police is still looking for information in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact LMPD through the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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