By Micah Rate
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
The shooter responsible for two deaths at a Kroger in Jeffersontown, Kentucky appeared to have a different initial target in mind. According to a report from CNN affiliate WDRB, 10 to 15 minutes before the murderer made his way to the grocery store, he tried to force his way into a predominantly black church, but found the doors to be locked. Church services had already ended.
WDRB reports that a churchgoer saw the shooter banging on the church doors, which the church’s security cameras also recorded.
Though both of the victims of the shooting were black, and despite the new evidence, police are not yet saying the attack was racially motivated.
Here’s more from WDRB (shooter’s name redacted):
The man charged with shooting and killing two people at a suburban Louisville Kroger on Wednesday has a history of mental illness, made racist threats and repeatedly called his ex-wife the N-word, according to court records.