Louisville mayoral candidate targeted in shooting: police

“Despite one bullet coming so close that it grazed my sweater and my shirt, no one was physically harmed,” Greenberg said.

Updated: February 14, 2022 - 6:50pm

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Craig Greenberg, a Democratic mayoral candidate for Louisville, Kentucky, said he is "shaken but safe" after an alleged gunman came into his campaign headquarters Monday morning and shot at him.

Greenberg said he was with four colleagues at his campaign office when a man appeared in the doorway.

"When we greeted him, he pulled out a gun, aimed directly at me and began shooting," Greenberg said several hours later at a news conference, The Associated Press reported.

One staffer managed to close the door and staffers then barricaded it before the suspect fled,  he told reporters.

“Despite one bullet coming so close that it grazed my sweater and my shirt, no one was physically harmed,” Greenberg said, according to AP.

Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields says that a suspect is in custody.

Shields said police responded around 10:15 a.m. to reports of an "active aggressor," and a suspect was apprehended shortly after the incident. She noted that Greenberg appeared to have been targeted in the attack, AP reported.

Police are still investigating a motive but AP said the suspect appears to have acted alone.

Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.) decried the shooting in a statement on Twitter and said he and his wife, Britainy, are praying for Greenberg.

"I was appalled to learn about the attempt on Craig Greenberg’s life," he wrote. "I have spoken with Craig and I am grateful that he is physically unharmed. Violence is never the answer. Britainy and I are holding him close in prayer."

Beshear also told reporters, "The person who’s done it needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law… And if this has anything to do with a political race, my God, if you disagree with someone you vote against them."