2 killed, several injured in overnight shooting in Louisville

300 block of Market Street
300 block of Market Street(WAVE News)
Published: Aug. 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2023 at 4:22 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/Gray News) - A shooting near a Louisville restaurant and bar early Sunday left two men dead and five others injured by gunshots, according to WAVE.

Police said it happened around 3 a.m. in the 300 block of Market Street. Officers arrived and found one man dead. He died before he could be taken to the hospital, police said.

WAVE News spoke to the mother of the victim, who identified him as 37-year-old Terrance Bethel. She said her son was out with friends at Southern Restaurant & Lounge. It was the restaurant’s last night open before temporarily closing and moving to a new location, according to their social media.

The mother said Bethel was a father to a 10-year-old daughter.

Terrance Bethel, 37
Terrance Bethel, 37(Family Picture)

LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said two other men and three women were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

One of the men was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. The man has not yet been identified.

The other victims are expected to survive their injuries.

Mitchell said a seventh victim was found at Jewish Hospital. The condition of the patient is unknown.

There are no suspects at this time.

Deputy Police Chief Steve Healey said hundreds of people were in the area at the time of the shooting. Officials are asking anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shooting to report it to police.

Anyone with information regarding this case can call the anonymous tip line at (502)574-LMPD or use the crime tip portal.