Final game of Juice Bowl rescheduled after deadly Thanksgiving shootings
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The final game of a football tournament marred by gun violence has been rescheduled after two people were shot and killed and five others were hit by gunfire at a Louisville park Thanksgiving Day, WLOU, a news-gathering partner of WAVE 3 News first reported.
Juice Bowl leaders said Wednesday that the game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 at Shawnee Park. It will be called "Juice Bowl Two." Organizers said the semi-pro game will be played at 3 p.m. at the park and include a day of activities. The Redskins and Flaget Rams cheerleaders will be present.
Police said a dispute among a group of people socializing at the park Thursday led to the gunfire. The shootings happened several yards from where the Juice Bowl was being played.
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City leaders and Juice Bowl organizers said they won't let the annual football tournament end because of Thursday's violence. They said the dispute that led to the shooting had nothing to do with the tournament.
The victims who died at Shawnee Park last week have been identified as 26-year-old Michael Carter and 32-year-old William McKee.
No arrests have been made in the case.
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