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LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- Two LMPD officers were injured after being grazed by shrapnel from gunfire early Sunday. The two off-duty officers were responding to break up a fight when they were hurt on west Kentucky Street – not far from where deadly shootings erupted last week.
Early Sunday, a section of west Kentucky Street was blocked off as police canvassed the area. The officers two suffered injuries to their hands that were not considered life threatening. The shooting incident happened just down the street from Cole's place - the site of a community meeting on violence Sunday afternoon.
"Anytime someone is hurt we care about it. We're trying to make brightness in their life. We try to make a place where people can relax," said John Cole, the bar owner.
The brazen shooting Thursday at 32nd and Kentucky happened as officers were investigating a separate but related shooting a block away.
We asked him about rumors that others may try to retaliate with additional shootings. Since that time, officers have stepped patrol in the Parkland neighborhood.
An LMPD's top brass confirmed to WDRB News Sunday that its units are looking into leads that retaliatory shootings are possible. Rumors of out-of-towners coming to incite violence have been passed on to investigators.
"We've heard some of that information. We follow up on all those leads. One of the good things about getting information in and – once you get that information – you have to do something with it. Have you heard that? Yes we have heard that information," said Lt. Col. Kenton Buckner.