5 teenagers and a 9-year-old were shot near a park in Louisville, Kentucky, police say

By Andy Rose and Chris Boyette, CNN

(CNN) -- Five teenagers and a 9-year-old were shot Saturday night in Louisville, Kentucky, police said.

The shooting happened on the Big Four Bridge, a former railroad span that is now used by pedestrians and cyclists near Waterfront Park, the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department said.

"We know the park was filled with a lot of people. We're asking for anybody that witnessed or observed anything to please give us a call," Major Brian Kuriger said.

Just after 9:00 p.m., officers responded to reports of people shot and discovered three teenagers who had been wounded, police said. The teens were transferred to a hospital and at least one of them was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Two other teens later arrived at the hospital on their own with gunshot wounds.

On Monday, police said a 9-year-old was also grazed by a bullet in the shooting.

The victims' ages ranged from 9 to 16, according to Elizabeth Ruoff, the Louisville police spokesperson.

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