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Students on edge after three people shot at housing complex just off U of L's campus

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two University of Louisville football players are recovering after being shot, just after their teammate wins the Heisman Trophy.

LMPD continued to patrol "The Retreat" off-campus housing complex on Monday morning after three people were shot there around 2 a.m. Sunday. Instead of celebrating Lamar Jackson's big win, many U of L students were on edge.

"It doesn't feel safe that there's a shooting happening inside the gates where I live, basically right across the street from me,” Clayton Crum said. Crum lives inside The Retreat complex. 

Students living there say the shooting happened at a party for Lamar Jackson's Heisman win. A historic night of celebration turned violent, as sources close to the University of Louisville football team say two of Jackson's teammates, linebackers James Hearns and Henry Famurewa, were shot.

"Which is sad because it kind of takes away from the significance of Lamar's Heisman win, which is kind of upsetting to the city,” Crum said.

An unidentified female was also shot and the university has confirmed she is not a student. All three victims are expected to survive. Students though, are still unsettled that something like this happened inside their gated community.

“It's easy enough for people to get in and do this kind of stuff, even though they make a big point of gating it, it's definitely not what you want to see,” Aaron Keith, a sophomore U of L student who lives nearby, said. 

Management at The Retreat did not want to go on camera, but gave WDRB a short statement reading:

“We are working with LMPD and cooperating with the investigation. Resident safety is a priority for us.” 
- Retreat Management

Students say they received a RAVE alert from university police several hours after the shooting, but nothing from the complex. 

"I didn't get an email from The Retreat, so I was kind of confused on the whole situation a little bit,” Crum said. 

With a suspect still at large, students are concerned for their safety. 

"Hopefully people don't just think that this is the area to come around and do those kind of things,” Keith said. 

No arrests have been made and police are looking for more information. If you have any information that could help, please call 574-LMPD.

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