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Police investigate shooting at club, leaders work to end violence

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Community leaders met on Monday. Community leaders met on Monday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Another weekend of violence in the Metro has community leaders coming together. This weekend, two people were shot at a nightclub. This is the second shooting within the last month at The View.
     
Community leaders from different faiths gathered Monday at Plymouth Community Renewal Center working to come up with a solution to end the violence.

"We're not under any illusion that we can wave a magic wand and solve all the problems in Louisville," said Minister Jerald Muhammad.

The group hopes to target people 18 to 35 years old.

"When I was coming up, there was a song called "I shot the sheriff", then NWA a rap group, came out with a song "F- the police," said Muhammad.

Over the weekend, Louisville Metro Police were called to the View Nightclub off Story Avenue. Police said a fight took place before the shots were fired inside the club on the dance floor around 5 Saturday morning. A man and a woman were injured and taken to University Hospital.

Community Activist Christopher 2X, said the woman, Sheronda Morris, is a long time employee at UPS suffered critical injuries. Family members do not believe Morris was the intended target of the shooting. The man was shot several times as well but, is expected to survive. Dozens of people inside the club when the shots were fired.

The faith leaders on Monday say the fact that there are shooting in Louisville on any given day, time, and place - something needs to happen.

"These shootings happen at mid day so, it's like you aren't say anywhere now," said Muhammad. "But, what I found that was very interesting when we went into the area. Was that why are all these people home in the middle of the day. The people doing the shooting weren't working, the people who got shot weren't working an the 300 people on the sidewalk watching everything weren't at work."

A community forum on violence will be held Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium at 940 South 4th Street. It's open to the public.

If you have any information on The View shooting call (502) 574-LMPD.

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