Approximately 11pm last night a a black man wearing a Brianna Taylor t-shirt walked up to an outside table at Bungalo Joes, pulled a gun, and killed three white patrons in cold blood. ACP member reported: This happened within 5 miles of my house in southern Louisville.
Police arrested 33-year-old Michael Rhynes on murder charges after three people were shot and killed Friday evening outside Bungalow Joe’s in Fern Creek.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified all three of the victims as 24-year-old Steven Head, 26-year-old Toreon Hudson and 48-year-old William Smallwood. All three men were Louisville residents.
Around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of three people being shot, all suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say two of the men were pronounced dead on the scene while the third succumbed to his injuries at University of Louisville Hospital.
The two victims who died at the scene are believed to be in their 40’s or 50’s while the age of the man who died at the hospital is unknown at this time.
The LMPD Homicide Unit is still investigating the triple homicide.
There were multiple murders around the country Thur/Fri. Elizabethtown was another. Denver. Wheat Ridge. Memphis. Forth Worth. St Louis, Rochester. There are many to list.
We may be seeing the beginning of a pattern. The pattern we are watching for. The pattern where it is unmistakable that it has started.
Keep safe. You must keep situational awareness at all times. Getting out of your car, at a stop light, entering or exiting the grocery store – any businesses or homes. You have to be diligent. Watch for that person that shouldn’t be there, or holding something, or a imprint in a shirt or jacket of a fire arm, a car moving too fast or too slow, and watch the eyes – people need to look where they shoot first.
We will be escalating our efforts on searching the communication channels they are using to plan and coordinate these events.