Mayor Craig Greenberg, LMPD Chief Villaroel give update on mass shooting

(WAVE News)
Published: Apr. 11, 2023 at 8:02 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Mayor Craig Greenberg and Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Gwinn-Villaroel gave update Tuesday morning on the mass shooting that happened on Monday.

The two Louisville Metro leaders spoke on WAVE News Sunrise about the investigation and the condition of the eight people who were injured. LMPD officer Nickolas Wilt, 26, is listed in critical condition and just graduated from the LMPD Police Academy on March 31.

“We need help. We need to come together as a community and say enough is enough, and do everything possible to reduce the amount of gun violence in our city,” Mayor Greenberg said.

“This tragedy yesterday, the evil deed this individual played out yesterday should have never happened. But I’m just truly grateful for the officers that responded on yesterday,” Chief Villaroel said.

Among the five people who were killed were Tommy Elliott, 63; Jim Tutt, 64; Josh Barrick, 40; Juliana Farmer, 45; and Deana Eckert, 57.