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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It is the second shooting in just weeks as people leave a local nightclub.
"He's fighting for every inch of his life right now," said Community activist Christopher 2x. He says a 29-year-old man who was shot early Sunday morning lost a lot of blood. "The bullet penetrated his liver, some other organs, and evidently ruptured an artery."
He was at University Hospital with a rough road ahead. He was shot after leaving The View nightclub on Story Avenue around 5:30 AM. But family members believe the reason behind the shooting goes back even further.
Apparently the initial fight started about two weeks ago at JT's bar on Preston Highway. 2X says there was a music competition going on, where crowd participation determined the winner. If you liked a song, you cheered, if you did not like it, you booed. 2X says the man who is now in the hospital apparently showed his displeasure with a certain song. "He was approached by several guys in a group who wanted to challenge him about why was he kind of shooting down their song. And then there was an altercation that occurred where a security car intervened and broke it up," said 2X.
But it was not over. 2X says the fight went to facebook where words were exchanged the past few weeks. He says another argument broke out between them Sunday morning at The View. "They decided they wanted to get out of there because they didn't want to be there for any more trouble to occur based on the second altercation," he explained.
The man who's now in the hospital decided to leave. "At that point the girl said some car sped up, started shooting at him," said 2X.
He was driving a vehicle when he was shot. "He sped up, hit their car, hit another car and then went into the pole over by Lincoln Elementary School," 2X explained.
A few weeks ago, Cheryl Williamson was shot and killed after leaving a party at the Gillespie. "And what is it over? Cheryl's alleged situation is over someone might have stepped on their foot. This situation is over argument about my displeasure over music which I'm supposed to ask to vote as a crowd participant about do we like the song or not?" said 2X.
The victim's mother wants people to understand the importance of giving blood. She actually works at The Red Cross across the street from University Hospital where her son is recovering, and is really seeing how it can save someone's life.
If you have any information about this case, call 574-LMPD.