4 people injured after shots fired into NuLu restaurant, police say

Four people were injured after shots were fired into a NuLu restaurant on Sunday afternoon, police said.Police were dispatched to the call of a shooting at 601 E. Jefferson St. That’s where the newest location of the restaurant The Seafood Lady is located.Upon investigating the scene, police determined that several shots were fired from a vehicle that pulled up to the intersection of Hancock and Jefferson streets. Four people all received injuries in the shooting. Their names and ages have not been released at this time.Two were taken to UofL Hospital while two others were privately transported to a hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. For Bernice Phillips, mom of the owner of Seafood Lady, it was a day she’ll never forget. “I got a call from my son, telling me that his restaurant had got shot up,” Phillips said. She knows just how much this restaurant means to her son. “This is something they (he and his wife) have built from their house,” said Phillips. “They started selling food out of the house, and God had blessed them with a restaurant.” However, on Sunday, that blessing almost ended in a nightmare. “It sounded like five gunshots in rapid succession,” said Carolyn Van Zant.Sounds Van Zant isn’t used to hearing this close to home. She lives less than a block from the restaurant. Coincidentally, she had just passed by the area minutes before. After hearing those sounds she returned with her dog, only this time, there was a crime scene. “It’s unnerving,” said Van Zant. “You go for a walk, and you never know.” Yet another violent event, during a bloody Louisville weekend. “This is what they do now,” said Phillips. “I just pray for the ones who did get injured in there. I have been praying and thanking God that my son and his family are OK.” None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening, according to the police.First Division officers are continuing the investigation.Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or use the online Crime Tip Portal.

Four people were injured after shots were fired into a NuLu restaurant on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Police were dispatched to the call of a shooting at 601 E. Jefferson St. That’s where the newest location of the restaurant The Seafood Lady is located.

Upon investigating the scene, police determined that several shots were fired from a vehicle that pulled up to the intersection of Hancock and Jefferson streets.

Four people all received injuries in the shooting. Their names and ages have not been released at this time.

Two were taken to UofL Hospital while two others were privately transported to a hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

For Bernice Phillips, mom of the owner of Seafood Lady, it was a day she’ll never forget.

“I got a call from my son, telling me that his restaurant had got shot up,” Phillips said.

She knows just how much this restaurant means to her son.

“This is something they (he and his wife) have built from their house,” said Phillips. “They started selling food out of the house, and God had blessed them with a restaurant.”

However, on Sunday, that blessing almost ended in a nightmare.

“It sounded like five gunshots in rapid succession,” said Carolyn Van Zant.

Sounds Van Zant is not used to hearing this close to home. She lives less than a block from the restaurant. Coincidentally, she had just passed by the area minutes before.

After hearing those sounds she returned with her dog, only this time, there was a crime scene.

“It’s unnerving,” Van Zant said. “You go for a walk, and you never know.”

Yet another violent event, during a bloody Louisville weekend.

“This is what they do now,” said Phillips. “I just pray for the ones who did get injured in there. I have been praying and thanking God that my son and his family are OK.”

None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening, according to the police.

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First Division officers are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or use the online Crime Tip Portal.

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