Kentucky police seek shooter after ‘assassination attempt’ of candidate

Police in Kentucky were seeking an “active shooter” on Monday in what local officials say was an assassination attempt on a Democratic party candidate for Louisville city mayor.

Craig Greenberg tweeted that he and his staff were safe and uninjured after an unidentified gunman entered his fourth-floor office in a downtown office building at around 10am and fired multiple shots.

The Louisville Metro police department said it was “working a situation” at a downtown location, but was unable to confirm if a suspect was in custody. Reporters at the scene said multiple police units responded to the incident, and that Greenberg and his campaign staff were led to safety by a Swat team, apparently unharmed.

According to Louisville council member David James, speaking to WDRB News, it remained an “active shooter” situation at Monday lunchtime.

James later told WLKY News that he believed it was “an assassination attempt on Greenberg and his staff”.

Greenberg is among the frontrunners in the upcoming Democratic primary for city mayor, according to HuffPost, and would be “an overwhelming favorite” if he won the nomination.

Several Louisville council members are supporting his candidacy, while others have refused to endorse him.

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