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Louisville mayor and police chief address west Louisville violence

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Violence in west Louisville will bring added police to the area where Thursday's shootings took place.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad said extra police and sheriff's officers will patrol the west-end neighborhoods in the weeks ahead.

They also said it was brazen and highly unusual for anyone to kill someone else in the presence of police, as happened in the second shooting.

And, finally, officers do recognize the possibility that retaliation could occur.

"All of the individuals involved in today's cowardly acts are either deceased or now in police custody," said Fischer.

Added Conrad, "The motivations for today's shootings are under investigation. Any connection to prior activities are part of our investigation, and I would caution against any leaps to conclusions until we've had an opportunity to complete a thorough and complete investigation."

Chief Conrad said the officer who fired shots "had no other choice" but to use force against the woman who pointed her gun at him.

Police have not released the officer's name.

He's on paid leave, which is standard procedure in such shootings.

The mayor and police chief will meet with community activists and ministers tomorrow morning to talk about ways to curb violence this summer.

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