February 1, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Individuals who witnessed a capturing at a Valley Station funeral residence are traumatized after Wednesday afternoon.

Shot have been fired at Newcomer Funeral House on Dixie Freeway, simply south of Valley Station Highway, round 1:30 p.m.

Two folks have been injured within the capturing, together with a United States Postal Service (USPS) mail service. Witnesses informed WDRB Information that a number of gunshots went by means of the entrance door.


Pictures fired within the car parking zone of the Newcomer Funeral House on Dixie Freeway in Valley Station injured two folks, in keeping with Louisville Metro Police. (WDRB Picture) Dec. 28, 2022

Households have been contained in the funeral residence on the time of the capturing. Some have been having a service for a beloved one, and others have been making an attempt to make preparations.

Jeremy Pike was working a cell tower website throughout the road when he heard what appeared like fireworks.

“Then they stored going, and we thought, wait a minute, these are gunshots,” Pike mentioned. “We simply noticed lots of people working round sort of loopy questioning what was occurring.”

Pike mentioned an SUV tore out of the car parking zone, pulled into visitors and drove away. Police arrived on scene a short while later.

“We watched them throw up the warning tape and thought, ‘wow, this actually occurred,'” Pike mentioned. “I am unable to imagine it occurred proper right here. We have been in awe.”

One other man, who needed to stay nameless, informed WDRB Information he was contained in the funeral residence on the time of the capturing. He described the expertise as “traumatizing” and added that folks in Louisville “cannot actually have a funeral.”

Pike talked to a few Louisville law enforcement officials who have been on scene to share what he noticed, however he then needed to return to work.

“It has been going by means of my thoughts rather a lot,” Pike mentioned. “I’ve been pondering, ‘wow, I used to be simply throughout the road from a capturing in the present day.'”

An investigation is underway, however police mentioned there aren’t any suspects.

Anybody with data is requested to name the tip line at 502-574-LMPD. Suggestions will also be submitted anonymously on-line on the division’s crime tip portal.

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