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Louisville man accused of firing automatic weapon at crowd

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing multiple charges after allegedly firing an automatic weapon at a crowd of people.

According to the arrest report, it happened Aug. 6 around 9:15 p.m. on National Turnpike. That's where police say 40-year-old Yosvanis Napoles-Leon opened fire on a crowd of about 10 people. Witnesses told police Napoles-Leon fired the weapon repeatedly.

Police say Napoles-Leon admitted that he "did shoot a gun at some people because they shot at him first." He also allegedly told police he hid the gun in a nearby bush because he was scared.

No one was injured in the shooting, but police say the gunfire caused about $1,000 in damage to property and vehicles in the area.

According to the arrest slip, Napoles-Leon also volunteered information on another case, admitting that he was involved in the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Napoles-Leon is charged with wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, tampering with physical evidence, fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of a credit card by a convicted felon.

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