Witness Claims Shooter Who Killed Two Black People in Kentucky Supermarket Said ‘Whites Don’t Kill Whites’
After two black people were reportedly shot and killed in a Kroger outside of Louisville, KY, a man who claims his father confronted the gunman said he made a comment that suggests the shooting was racially motivated.
“[My father] didn’t realize it was [the shooter] till he had already seen the gun by his side,” said the son, who was at the scene of the shooting, according to a local Fox affiliate. “[The shooter] said, ‘Don’t shoot me, I won’t shoot you,’ he’s like, ‘Whites don’t kill whites.'”
“He said what?!” The reporter responded in a shocked voice.
The witness then repeated himself: “He said, ‘Whites don’t kill whites.'”
According to the Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers, the gunman entered the building, fired several bullets at a man inside the Kroger, and proceeded to flee the scene and killed another woman in the parking lot during his exit.
He has since been apprehended and Louisville Metro Police, the FBI, and ATF are all investigating his actions.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released a statement on the shooting calling it a “shameful and horrifying incident.”
“I am angry about the tragedy that results from people with guns who have no respect for human life,” he wrote. “Over the coming days, we will learn more about what happened today.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also commented on the situation in his home state.
“My staff and I are closely monitoring the situation at the Kroger in Jeffersontown,” McConnell stated. “As we continue to learn more about the events that took place, Elaine and I ask the entire Louisville community to join us in praying for the victims and their families.”
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