GOOD MORNING, MARVIS. REPORTER: GOOD MORNING. WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING THE NUMBERS. AS OF TODAY, 121 PEOPLE HAVE BEATING THE 2016 RECORD OF 117 HOMICIDES. THIS PAST WEEKEND ALONE, FOUR PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND KILLED. THIS WEEKEND ALONE FOUR PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND KILLED. THREE OF THEM AT BUNGALOW JOE’S BAR AND GRILL, IN HIGHVIEW. THAT’S WHERE 33-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL RHYNES JUNIOR OPENED FIRE. IT IS STILL UNCLEAR WHY. NOT LONG AFTER THAT, LMPD SAYS ANOTHER DEADLY SHOOTING HAPPENED AT DINO’S FOOD MART AT 26TH AND BROADWAY IN WEST LOUISVILLE. THE 7-YEAR-OLD BOY KILLED BY A STRAY BULLET IN 2017, SPOKE TO US ABOUT THE RISE IN GUN VIOLENCE IN LOUISVILLE AND WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE. >> I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE GUN LAWS, REVERSED BACK TO WHERE YOU GOTTA GO GET A PERMIT. PEOPLE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CARRYING GUNS AND THEIR ATTITUDE WITH THE GUN, THEY ARE NOT AFRAID. THE LAWS NEED TO BE CHANGED. IF THAT LAW DOESN’T CHANGE, NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE. REPORTER: ANOTHER HEARTBREAKING STATISTIC. THE RECORD WAS BROKEN IN AUGUST. MONTH ALONE. 17 HOMICIDE SO FAR FOR SEPT

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Louisville experiences deadliest year in history with 121 homicides

Louisville has already recorded its deadliest year to date with more than three months left in the year.As of Sunday afternoon, 121 people have been killed in Louisville in 2020, beating the 2016 record of 117 homicides. Micheshia Norment , the mother of Dequante Hobbs, the 7-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet in 2017, spoke to WLKY about the rise in gun violence in Louisville and what needs to change. “People are taking advantage of carry guns. Their attitude with a gun give them the mindset that they are not afraid. So, the law needs to be change. If the laws don’t change then nothing is going to change, Our generation is flopping more than the older generations. For real, it’s suppose to be the grandparents that fall off. Then the parents, then the children, the children’s children. They going before we going. We can’t say any bodies lives matter if we are not correcting that type of mentality in our own brain cells,” Norment explained.A record was also broken in August with more than 20 people killed in a single month. Seventeen people have been killed so far in September.

Louisville has already recorded its deadliest year to date with more than three months left in the year.

As of Sunday afternoon, 121 people have been killed in Louisville in 2020, beating the 2016 record of 117 homicides.

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Micheshia Norment , the mother of Dequante Hobbs, the 7-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet in 2017, spoke to WLKY about the rise in gun violence in Louisville and what needs to change.

“People are taking advantage of carry guns. Their attitude with a gun give them the mindset that they are not afraid. So, the law needs to be change. If the laws don’t change then nothing is going to change, Our generation is flopping more than the older generations. For real, it’s suppose to be the grandparents that fall off. Then the parents, then the children, the children’s children. They going before we going. We can’t say any bodies lives matter if we are not correcting that type of mentality in our own brain cells,” Norment explained.

A record was also broken in August with more than 20 people killed in a single month.
Seventeen people have been killed so far in September.

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