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Parkland shooting wounds 4; 5th person hurt when hospital run leads to crash

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Officers investigating the crash outside of the hospital. Officers investigating the crash outside of the hospital.
LMPD Public Information Officer Carey Klain LMPD Public Information Officer Carey Klain

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A disagreement in the Parkland neighborhood left four men with gunshot wounds and a woman with minor injuries, after her vehicle collided with another vehicle taking one of the wounded men to a hospital, according to Louisville Metro police. 

"I thought I was gonna set him wreck in the next two blocks," said Ralph Ross, who saw the Dodge 300 run the red light at Broadway and Roy Wilkins at high speed. "The crosswalks were of pedestrians. I knew this would not end well.

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"All of the injuries that we know of, are non-life threatening," LMPD Public Information Officer Carey Klain said. "The victim brought in (by the Dodge 300) was moved to the University of Louisville."

The incident began shortly before 1:30 p.m. in an alley outside a home-turned-neighborhood candy shop in the 1100 block of 32nd Street, near Virginia Avenue, investigators said.

"Whatever it was over, it was over nothing," neighbor Steve Woods said. "These people are shooting and dying over nothing."

Police had not identified any of the victims or suspects as of early Tuesday evening, but they counted at least eight shell casings at the scene. Officers also held a young woman in a marked cruiser for more than a half hour before taking her in for questioning.

Woods had talked with one of the victims and his father only hours before the shooting.

"He (the victim) has a good, hardworking mother and father, parents who care," Woods said. "This is children being immature, settling things with guns.

Charges are pending, Klain said. Investigators have to determine not only who shot whom over what, but who should face charges for the collateral damage inflicted in the collision and in putting other lives at risk.

"The sidewalks and crosswalks are full of pedestrians at that hour," Ross said. "I kept thinking one of them would be hurt, or killed."

Woods was even more blunt.

"Something like this should history for them, a lesson," Woods said of those involved. "But it won't be. "This senselessness, this waste, keeps getting repeated over and over again."

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