Monday, September 10

Additional Information on Louisville Church Shooting

From: WDRB News

A bible study and at least one soccer game was taking place inside and outside the church at the time of the shooting, several people told WDRB News.

One person inside the church ran out and screamed, "Run!" to players taking part in a soccer game.

About 10 to 20 people were inside the church when the shooter opened fire. Police spent several hours interviewing each of them after the shooting.

About 10 to 20 people were inside the church at the time of the shooting. LMPD police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley credits the retired police officer who arrested Hindi with keeping things from getting much worse.

"Fortunately, despite this tragedy, there was a retired LMPD officer who was also at the church at the time that this occurred. What he did was subdue that person, he was able to detain him until our officers arrived".

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My Thoughts: When I originally posted an article about this shooting I did not realize that church events were also taking place during the time of the shooting. I was under the impression that the complete building was being rented out by a local homeowners association. As you can read above, multiple church related events were occurring inside the building during the shooting!

I want to draw your attention to the last line from the story above. This tragedy could have been much worse if there was not a retired police officer present that was able to subdue the shooter. Similar to other events like the New Life church shooting in Colorado, a quick response from onsite security staff, stopped the event from being much worse! 

You are not going to be able to prevent everything; however, having a plan in place to reduce the outcome of a tragic event is still a good plan!

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