Louisville police say shooting at Waterfront Park possibly gang related
Officers found the 19-year-old shooting victim near the Big Four Bridge.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department says a shooting at Waterfront Park Thursday night could possibly be related to gang activity.
The shooting happened around 11 p.m. on April 12.
Officers found the 19-year-old victim near the Big Four Bridge, but believe the shooting happened on the Great Lawn. Police say the victim suffered a graze wound but is expected to be OK.
People in the area say they heard about five or six gunshots, before people started running.
"We were walking up on the bridge, going toward Indiana, and then we heard about five or six gunshots," said Joseph Augustine. "Then we looked down and saw a bunch of people running."
Investigators are reviewing footage from security cameras, but so far no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to call 574-LMPD (574-5673). Callers can remain anonymous.
The Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation released a statement saying that Waterfront Park has a strong record of being safe.
Waterfront Park's record over the past three decades demonstrates it is a safe venue. We host hundreds of events and millions of visitors each year without incident. We have always enjoyed a close working relationship with LMPD and Metro Government, and we will continue to collaborate with these partners to ensure Waterfront Park remains a safe and enjoyable place to visit.
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