Emergency meeting underway to discuss Louisville's 82nd murder

Local pastors meet to discuss violence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An emergency meeting taking place in West Louisville with dozens of pastors and black leadership in our communities and the urgency comes less than 24 hours after the Metro's 82nd murder this year.

The hope for the meeting is to find a solution that will work to bring an end to this violence.

James Linton with Community Connections and local minister Jerald Muhammad with Brothers Helping Brothers stopped by to talk to WHAS briefly about what their goal is for this meeting.

They say they're going to pray for the city of Louisville but also come together to try and do something about the problem.

They say the spike in gun violence and murders is directly related to poverty and they want to help employ more people around the area.

Police say a young woman was shot and killed at the Liberty Green Apartments around 6 p.m. Sept. 12.

While we're still waiting to hear from the coroner, we're told by neighbors the victim is a 19-year-old woman.

People who live inside the apartment complex say the area, not far from Nulu, is a quiet one and they were shocked to learn about the violent crime.

There are no arrests in the case at this point.

If you have information that could help police solve last night' murder you're asked to call the anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

Again the emergency meeting is happening at noon at the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church for anyone who wants to be part of the conversation.


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