Louisville mayoral candidate shot to death in his office but unharmed

Louisville mayoral candidate shot to death in his office but unharmed

Louisville mayoral candidate shot dead in ‘attempted murder’ in his office but unharmed

  • Police said Louisville, Kentucky mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg (D) was the victim of an “assassination attempt” this morning in his office.
  • Around 10:45 a.m., a gunman fired at Greenberg and his staff at his campaign headquarters on Story Avenue—no one in the building was hurt.
  • The Louisville Metro Police Department currently has the suspect in custody but says it will not release his name until charges are filed.
  • “Fortunately my team and I are safe,” Greenberg tweeted. “Now we are all with LMPD. I will provide an update as soon as possible’
  • Police are currently trying to establish the shooter’s motives: Greenberg is Jewish, police chief Erica Shields said, which could have played a role.
  • ‘Mister. Greenberg is Jewish, so we don’t know if it’s related to the candidate, it’s political.[or if it is] someone with mental problems,” she said.

A Kentucky mayoral candidate and his staff emerged unscathed after an unknown suspect, currently in custody, opened fire on his campaign office in an apparent assassination attempt.

The bullet fired by the shooter hit the clothes of Democrat Craig Greenberg, Louisville Police Department Chief Erica Shields, but no one was injured in the building. The department responded to multiple 911 calls about an “active aggressor” around 10:15 a.m. Monday.

“It looks like one particular person has been targeted and that is one of our mayoral candidates, Craig Greenberg,” Shields said at a news conference Monday morning.

The suspect, who matched the description provided by Greenberg or his staff, was located outside the building by arriving officers. Shields said his identity will be withheld until charges are filed and that no possible motive for the shooting has yet been identified. .

Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg escaped unscathed after a bullet grazed his clothes when someone shot him on Monday.

Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg escaped unscathed after a bullet grazed his clothes when someone shot him on Monday.

Greenberg and his staff were evacuated from their campaign headquarters in the 1200 block of Story Avenue, pictured, before officers found a suspect matching their description and took him into custody.

Greenberg and his staff were evacuated from their campaign headquarters in the 1200 block of Story Avenue, pictured, before officers found a suspect matching their description and took him into custody.

Louisville mayoral candidate shot to death in his office but unharmed

‘Mister. Greenberg is Jewish, so we don’t know if it’s related to the candidate, if it’s political, we don’t know if we’re dealing with someone with mental problems or someone who is toxic,” she said.

Matt Goldberg, public relations director for the Jewish Federation of Louisville, told the Courier Journal that Greenberg is an “active member” of the Jewish community and that he and others are “certainly waiting to find out what this man’s motives are.” .’

“You don’t expect to see something like this in Louisville or anywhere else, but seeing it for someone you know is very, very scary,” he told a local publication.

“Of course, we are thinking about his family, his friends and the people involved in his election campaign. We all speak a little for them.

Goldberg said the Jewish community didn’t do “anything specific” “until we hear from the LMPD or one of the investigators.” However, according to him, the community “is always taking precautions in all our Jewish institutions as a general precaution.”

Louisville mayoral candidate shot to death in his office but unharmed

“At this time, we have no reason to believe that the shooter acted otherwise than alone,” Shields said at the conference.

She said that after the attack, police escorted Greenberg and his staff from the Butchertown Market office in the 1200 block of Story Avenue. The road was closed until 12:45 p.m. while police collected evidence.

DailyMail.com was unable to contact LMPD for comment.

Matt Goldberg, public relations director for the Jewish Federation of Louisville, told the Courier Journal that Craig Greenberg (pictured is an 'active member' of the Jewish community, and that he and others are 'definitely waiting to find out what that person's motives'

Matt Goldberg, public relations director for the Jewish Federation of Louisville, told the Courier Journal that Craig Greenberg (pictured is an ‘active member’ of the Jewish community, and that he and others are ‘definitely waiting to find out what that person’s motives’

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Federal Bureau of Investigation officials will assist LMPD officers in their investigation, Shields said.

The mayoral candidate issued a statement regarding the incident around 11:45 am.

“Fortunately, my team and I are alive,” Greenberg wrote. “Now we are all with LMPD. I will provide an update as soon as possible. Thanks for the outpouring of support.

Greenberg, an attorney and real estate developer whose previous work includes the 21c Museum Hotel on West Main Street in Louisville, is running for political office for the first time.

Monday’s attack prompted other officials to react on social media.

“This is unacceptable,” tweeted the Rev. Tim Findlay Jr., another Democrat running for mayor.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg and his staff following the shooting incident at his campaign office this morning,” the Louisville Republican Party wrote on Facebook.

“We are grateful that no one was seriously hurt and we unreservedly condemn such senseless acts of violence.”

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