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Two shot inside Louisville east end church

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in Louisville's east end.

Louisville Metro police confirm the shooting happened just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 4600 block of Springdale Road.

According to LMPD's Alicia Smiley a man started shooting during a homeowners meeting inside Springdale Community Church.

Neighbors of the Spring Creek sub division watched in shock, "It is horrible. I don't know why someone would do something like that," said Myron Pass.

Myron and Barbara Pass would have been at the meeting had it not been for her surgery.

"Whenever you are spared from something like this you have to look for some reason for it," Myron said.

They knew the two shooting victims. "One lived across the street and the other lives behind us. I knew them both. I am just sick," explained Barbara.

They describe one as a grandfather, the other one as a volunteer in the community.

Members of the tight-knit sub division said they know the suspect and can't figure out why this would happen.

"We have known about this guy for a long time and I am sure that he is just not all there," said Barbara. 

Myron elaborated, "He has been here a couple of years and has done some things to his home that are not in the subdivision policies and he was asked several times to remove the things that he had done and he refused." 

One man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man was transported to a hospital with critical to life threatening injuries. MetroSafe originally said two people had been fatally shot.

During the shooting police say there was 10- 20 people in the church. WAVE 3 has also learned a Bible study was being conducted in the church at the time of the shooting.

Police have a possible shooter in custody. A retired LMPD officer was at the meeting and was able to take down the suspect.

Sources told WAVE 3 the name of the suspect is Musa Mahmoud Hindi. His home is less than a mile from the shooting location. Police did not release a possible motive.

According to online court documents, neighborhood code records indicate that Hindi and the neighborhood association were arguing over a driveway Hindi had installed at his home.

Around 10:30 p.m. the bomb squad arrived at the suspects home and neighbors have been told to be careful. Police would not elaborate on what is inside the home, other to say that it is part of their investigation, which is ongoing.

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