Six people were shot early Sunday morning in Louisville, Kentucky at the Southern Restaurant and Lounge at 301 W. Market Street.
Officers arrived on the scene to discover one man shot and killed with six others injured at approximately 3 a.m. First Division commander Major Shannon Lauder said the shooting Sunday morning started between restaurant patrons and people on the sidewalk. There were no details about what started the violence.
Police said around 200-300 people were in the area at the time of the shooting. The Southern Restaurant and Lounge was being investigated by Louisville Metro and Kentucky alcoholic beverage enforcement authorities for allegations its operations exceeded the permissions of its restaurant alcohol license. Posts on its social media pages over the past several months show videos of dancing and bottle service. A post on the Southern Restaurant and Lounge Facebook page mentioned relocating. with the business was marking what it called “Southern’s Last Rodeo” to mark the closing of the current location before a planned move.
Mayor Craig Greenberg said Sunday afternoon that one man who was listed in critical condition later passed away; three women and another man had non-life threatening injuries. LMPD said there is no suspect or suspects this early in the investigation.
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