December shooting and homicide numbers at record level, according to LMPD data

December shooting and homicide numbers at record level, according to LMPD data
The number of homicides ties the record set in July, according to community activist Christopher 2X. (Source: WALB)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - With a record number of shootings and homicides reported in the Louisville Metro throughout the year, December’s report closes with a monthly record in homicides, according to a local community activist.

Christopher 2X with the Game Changers organization compiles Louisville Metro Police shooting and homicide data, and reports that the city has tied the monthly record of homicides in December with 23 total.

The 23 homicides ties the record set in July, according to 2X.

Non-deadly shootings in Louisville were reported as above average the month of December, with 52 people being injured from shootings.

The city ends the year with a total of 173 homicides reported, and 586 additional non-fatal shooting victims, according to LMPD data.

“The suffering and loss that has occurred is unbelievable, something I never thought I would see in Louisville,” 2X said. “And the pandemic and schools closed to on-site learning have made a devastating situation even worse for the hundreds of families and children impacted.”

Additional information provided by police includes 34 homicide victims were reported as women, and 56 percent of homicides reported involved young adults and youths. A total of 97 victims aged 30 or younger were shot and killed in 2020.

2X works through his non-profit organization Christopher 2X Game Changers to track gun violence and work with families who have been impacted by gun violence. For more information, visit their website.

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