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Police investigating 4 weekend murders, some Louisville residents fed-up with violence

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The shooting was part of a violent 24 hours in Metro Louisville involving four murders. The shooting was part of a violent 24 hours in Metro Louisville involving four murders.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was a murderous weekend in Metro Louisville and police are trying to solve four homicides.

Metro Police homicide detectives are working three of the cases and Shively Police have another. Meanwhile, a lot of nearby neighbors are  pretty rattled.

"All I heard was some shots, that's all, me and my wife heard some shots and some screaming, that's it," said James Tucker, who heard gunshots.

Tucker lives in the Russell neighborhood and took cover when he heard gunshots  Sunday night, and he wasn't about to leave the safety of his home.

"We didn't see nobody," Tucker said. "Wasn't looking for nobody, we just tried to cover our heads because we don't know where the bullets were coming from."

The shooting was part of a violent 24 hours in Metro Louisville involving four murders:

"Knocking on doors to see if anybody saw anything," said Sgt. Josh Myers, with Shively Police.

In addition to knocking on doors, Shively Police are also talking LMPD detectives about any possible connections in the cases.

"We are certainly comparing notes on the cases to see if there are any elements that may connect them," Sgt. Myers said.

"We get upset when someone outside of our community kills one of us but yet we don't have the same level of frustration and anger when we do it to one another," said Minister Jerald Muhammad with Muhammad Mosque.

Minister Muhammad with the Nation of Islam is reaching out to churches and other organizations to get out of their comfort zones and get involved.

"There are too many organizations and churches that are sitting inside of their buildings and my cry is to come out of your church, come out of your organizational meeting rooms because the work is in the streets," he said.

"They can put me in the jungle, it's better than this," said James Tucker.

Meanwhile, after spending most of his life in west Louisville, James Tucker is thinking about moving if the violence continues.

"At least I'd know what to expect. I don't know what to expect in this neighborhood, anything might happen in this neighborhood," Tucker explained.

Anyone with information about any of the cases can call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

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