Neighbors describe 'crazy' scene at shooting near UofL

Two shot at party near UofL

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two people, a male and a female, were shot early Sunday morning near the University of Louisville campus.

Police were called to the 1800 block of South 3rd Street at 1 a.m. after gunfire erupted at a party.

MetroSafe said two victims were transported to the hospital. The female is in critical condition while the male has non-life threatening injuries.

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A witness at the scene told WAVE 3 News an argument at a party in the area led to the shooting and one neighbor said that he heard up to 40 gunshots in just a few minutes.

"When I heard gunshots the place just went crazy," Andrew Stewart, who lives near the shooting scene. "People were screaming. People were running, that's when I just jumped out of bed and called 911. I said, 'I don't know what's happening. I'm sure you're getting calls right now, but someone just got shot across the street.'"

"I cried like a baby," said Alicyn, who didn't want to include her last name, who was in town visiting her sister. "I heard probably 20 (gunshots) at least."

Her car was parked right in front of the shooting and it had several bullet holes.

"One in the driver (window) in the topside, one in the passenger lower. One in bumper, and one went through the grill and the radiator. We're not really sure what the damage is going to be yet," she said.

Other cars along the street had a similar fate.

Broken glass, police tape and empty cups - all evidence of a violent party that neighbors say was full of kids - remained Sunday.

"Right after the party, one parent came up to me and said, 'Can you tell me where I am? I'm here to pick up my son,' and I was like, 'Why would you allow your son to be part of something like this?'" Stewart said. "With us being out of school...and the students not being here, I wasn't expecting that at all, so it's kind of sad that that's happening so close to UofL. I mean UofL is right down the road and my second thought was, 'Why are there so many kids here?'"

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