LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A double shooting inside an adult nightclub has claimed a second life — the latest case in a violent month for the city.
Louisville Metro Police said a man who had been in critical condition after the shooting early Sunday morning at the Green Light Lounge on Seventh Street Road died early Monday.
When officers arrived at the night club after 3 a.m. on Sunday, they found a man inside who had been shot. He died at University of Louisville Hospital.
The second shooting victim was taken by private vehicle to UofL Health - Mary and Elizabeth Hospital and transferred to University of Louisville Hospital before he died Monday.
So far, there have been 77 homicides this year in Louisville, 20 of which happened in May alone. Now, the worry among community activists is that the city's deadly trend is here to stay.
"To have 20 homicides ending the month of May, and then to compile on top of that 57 non-fatals, which is not our normal," Christopher 2X told WDRB News. "You would have thought that coming off a year like 2020, with 173 fatals ... certainly you don't think the first five months of this year is going to have the same trajectory to it."
2X said shootings in the city are spreading wide and far.
"The brazenness, there are no territorial boundaries anymore," he said. "To be kind of blunt about it, this kind of energy is probably going to have to die on its own. The attractiveness of shooting has to be not so attractive."
The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting, but so far there have been no arrests and police have not released any circumstances about what led up to the shooting at the Green Light Lounge. The two victims have not yet been identified. Anyone with information is asked to call LMPD's tip line at (502)-574-LMPD (5673).
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