Victim in ‘serious condition’ after shooting near U of L campus

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Police are investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday near the University of Louisville campus and left one victim in “serious condition.”

A call reporting one male victim shot came in at 6:52 p.m., MetroSafe said Wednesday evening. Detectives were flagged down and alerted of an “altercation” in the 2500 block of South 4th Street, Louisville Metro Police spokesman Vadim Dale said.

They were led to “an apartment or an area in the apartment (complex),” where they found a male subject with gunshot wounds in the abdomen area. 

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University spokesman John Karman said that an alert about the shooting went out to students around 7:44 p.m. He also said Wednesday night that there were two suspects in custody in connection with the shooting, which LMPD did not immediately confirm.

According to Karman, the suspects and the victim are not U of L students. The apartment complex is off-campus and not affiliated with the university, he added.

The Arch Apartments, located in the 2500 block of South 4th Street, appear to house at least some U of L students. Its website describes the complex as “luxury student housing in Louisville” and a “unique off-campus housing community.”

A message left for The Arch around 8:15 p.m. was not immediately returned Wednesday.

Cydni Sloan, a junior who lives in the building, is from Louisville and said she has witnessed similar crime scenes in the past. Still, she said, she wasn’t expecting to see it here.

“I know it can happen anywhere,” Sloan said, “but you don’t expect it in an area full of students.”

Her roommate Zequoria Boone shared similar thoughts.

“It’s a safety issue for people that go to school to get an education, not fight for their lives,” Boone said.

The LMPD Homicide Unit is handling the investigation at this time and University of Louisville police are assisting, Dale said.

The university sent out an alert to students about the incident at 7:44 p.m., U of L spokesman John Karman said.

A U of L spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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