LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Police are searching for suspects after a triple shooting Tuesday evening that left a man and his 9-year-old daughter dead. An 8-year old girl was also injured.
Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Beth Ruoff said officers responded to Bells Lane and Interstate 264 East, near Rubbertown, around 6 p.m. after receiving reports that three people had been shot. When officers arrived they found Larry Hall, 33, dead inside a vehicle. His daughter, 9-year-old Larea, was found dead on the ground outside the vehicle.
Both died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said.
A third victim, an 8-year-old girl, was taken to the hospital after the shooting, where she’s expected to survive, Ruoff said.
A witness near the scene told WDRB News they heard 20 to 25 gunshots and described a chaotic scene.
“We were like ‘Duck!’ And then the dog started going crazy,” Laura Woodcock said.
The shooting prompted LMPD’s new deputy chief to issue a plea to the city, saying it’s up to the community to help stop the violence.
“We have a juvenile who is laying in the streets of Louisville, who is deceased from a gunshot wound. That could be my child. That could be your child,” said Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel, the department’s new deputy chief. “It is incumbent upon all of us to make sure that this does not continue to happen. So I’m pleading with the community for someone to speak up.”