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2 Killed, 4 Injured After Mass Shooting During Thanksgiving Youth Football Game in Louisville

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Source: WHAS 11 ABC
Source: WHAS 11 ABC

Two people were killed and four others injured after a mass shooting Thursday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, PEOPLE confirms.

Two men died at Shawnee Park during a youth football game where people were in attendance to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

The four people injured were taken to hospitals and do not have life-threatening injuries, Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell tells PEOPLE.

“It’s early in the investigation right now, but there are currently no clear motives for the shooting,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said there were no suspects at this time. The police department is investigating.

The shots were fired at a park filled with families, many with children, attending the Juice Bowl, a series of youth football games held annually on Thanksgiving Day.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer attended the Juice Bowl. In a series of tweets, he said, “To have people with guns so disrespect life, Shawnee Park, and neighborhood tradition is sad and has no place in our city.”

He also tweeted that the increase in homicides should concern everyone in Louisville.

“The increase in homicides in our city should be alarming to everyone — and LMPD needs the public’s help to solve these crimes,” he tweeted.