Two dead, five injured in overnight shooting in downtown Louisville

A shooting incident in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, has resulted in the deaths of two individuals and left five others injured, according to local authorities. The gunfire broke out outside the Southern Restaurant & Lounge in the early hours of the morning. While the investigation is ongoing, police have stated that they do not believe the shooting was a random act.

The Louisville Metro Police Department responded to a shooting call at approximately 3 a.m. outside the Southern Restaurant & Lounge. Deputy Chief Steve Healey confirmed that one adult male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while another adult male succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The five injured individuals are currently receiving treatment at local hospitals, with four of them having non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the fifth remains unknown.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and authorities are urging the public to come forward with any information related to the incident. The police do not believe that the suspect or suspects were randomly targeting individuals. This tragic event marks one of the 474 mass shootings that have occurred in the United States so far this year, as reported by the Gun Violence Archive.

The Southern Restaurant & Lounge has faced previous complaints regarding noise and individuals obstructing sidewalks and traffic, according to the police. Despite being informed that the business would not reopen after being sold, it was open on the night of the shooting. The mayor of Louisville has announced that the business’ lease will be terminated as of August 31.

During the time of the shooting, it is estimated that approximately 200 to 300 people were in the vicinity. The police have appealed to the public for any information that may assist in their investigation.