LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A man who died after he was shot in Jefferson Square Park has been identified.
Tyler Charles Gerth, 27, was pronounced dead in the park shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
A second person was also injured in the shooting and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with injuries that did not appear life-threatening.
Louisville Metro Council president David James released the following statement about Gerth’s death, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life of Tyler Gerth following the shooting in Jefferson Square Park on Saturday night. Violence is never the answer. The Metro Council is listening to the community as we move the city forward following the deaths on Breonna Taylor and David McAtee. We are still in support of peaceful protesting and plan to review all that has happened over the weekend in the park. For now, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Gerth.”
Since the shooting, LMPD has prohibited tents and overnight stay at the park.
The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.