Five people have been shot near the crowded Big Four Bridge as families gathered in the park.
EMS and police arrived on the scene just after 9pm to find three juveniles suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Major Brian Kuriger.
All three were transported to a hospital in Louisville, Kuriger said.
One of the victims is critical, and the other is suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
The condition of the third victim is not known.
Two additional victims showed up at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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All five victims were teenagers, Kuriger said.
Police do not yet have a suspect in custody.
Kuriger urged anyone with information to come forward and contact the Louisville Metro Police Department at 574-LMPD (5673).
He also urged parents to supervise their children on the weekends.
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"Parents, please, on the weekends … we're asking you all to step up.
"We need to have supervision down here.
"Please know where your kids are. Know what they're doing.
"Be down here with them so that we can stop this violence that's occurring.
"This is a family area and we want it to stay a family area."
Kuriger reiterated that the parks in Louisville are safe and that residents should not be deterred from visiting.
He also said that they will be increasing police presence at parks in the area.
"We want people to come down and enjoy the park," he said.
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The Big Four Bridge is located in downtown Louisville.
The shooting occurred just hours after kids and teens gathered outside of Metro Hall as part of the March for Our Lives movement against gun violence.
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