Mayor Fischer, Police Chief Conrad address public about violence


by WHAS11

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Updated Thursday, May 17 at 8:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad addressed the public about Thursday's violence in west Louisville in a news conference at Metro Hall.

"The violence affects all of us. We're one city, one community, one family," said Mayor Greg Fischer.

Mayor Fischer and Chief Conrad urged the public to come forward with any information.

"Now is not the time to remain silent," said Fischer. Conrad said he encourages community to call tip the line 574-LMPD so they can be proactive in any possible retaliatory shooting.

Chief Conrad says he's never seen a brazen act like today where the shooter pulled out a gun and killed another right in front of police. "It's hard to put yourself in this woman's head, to pull out a gun and shoot another woman in front of officers," said Conrad.

Conrad said that the message that is important to share is that this is not representative of our community and that the actions are unacceptable.

"The west Louisville I know is a place of family and a place of church," said Fischer.

"We are not going to stand by idly while these type of things happen, we need and want community's help," said Conrad.

Conrad says that they are doing everything they can to make the neighborhood safe.

According to Conrad everyone involved in Thursdays shootings is dead or in the hospital.