After being wounded in a shooting incident during the Kentucky sports celebration, Harold Calloway had his foot amputated, and police are still looking for the person who shot him.
The victim, who is from Louisville, has “outstanding felony warrants” pending from another state, said police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts.
Lt. J.J. Lombardi said the incident occurred about 2:15 a.m. near the area where there were celebrations after the University of Kentucky’s NCAA national championship victory over Kansas.
Calloway was in a vehicle with friends, he said.
“They were up here for the celebration,” Lombardi said.
Roberts said friends of the victim stated that they had stopped to talk with some girls who were standing in the crowd on the sidewalk.
According to Lombardi, the victim got into an argument with a man who was on the street, then the victim stepped outside the vehicle, where the disagreement continued. “The suspect then brandished a handgun and fired multiple rounds,” Lombardi said. “One of the rounds struck the victim in the foot, and three other rounds struck the vehicle.” No one else was injured, and no other vehicles were hit, police said.
According to Roberts, officers combed the area, using search dogs, but did not find the shooter. A description of the shooter was not immediately available. Lombardi said Calloway was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, just across the street, where his wounded foot had to be amputated as a result of the injuries.
The incident apparently was related to the post-game celebration, “They were in the general vicinity of the celebration that was going on down around Elizabeth Street, and were just leaving that vicinity,” Lombardi said.
Fire department spokesman Ed Davis was in the area when the shooting occurred. “I was probably standing about 40 feet from it,” he said. Davis said a fire engine was involved in a minor collision with a pickup at Lime and Virginia about that time, and he was there to do a report.
“I was standing in front of my truck with a police officer exchanging some information, and we heard some yelling and looked across the street,” he said. “We could see the guy shooting; we could see the muzzle flashes; the gun was pointed in our direction.