Three University of Louisville students, two of whom are football players, were shot near campus during a party celebrating their teammate’s Heisman Trophy win yesterday morning. Junior linebacker James Hearns and sophomore linebacker Henry Famurewa, along with another University of Louisville student, are recovering from their injuries, according to police.
A 19-year-old student who attends Jefferson Community Technical College said he witnessed the shooting, which took place at The Retreat, an off-campus apartment complex close to U of L’s Belknap campus. He said he was at a party with U of L athletes who were celebrating Jackson’s Heisman Trophy.
Police said the shooting occurred around 2:00 A.M. Sunday in the 1000 block of Manor Park Drive, but alerts from the University of Louisville warning students to “avoid the area” did not go out until more than two hours later, according to multiple sources who shared the university’s correspondence.
When officers arrived, they located a male and female that had been shot. Both were taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A third victim arrived a short time later at Jewish Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.
Police determined that all three injuries occurred at the same location. The two male victims are 23 and 20 years old, and the female victim is 20, according to police.
According to Police Chief Steve Conrad, nearly 500 people have been shot in Louisville through November, which is an all-time record for the city. The LMPD Major Crimes Unit is investigating. There are no suspects at this time.
[h/t WHAS 11]