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Crowd Assaulted With Acid In Louisville Fight Incident

LOUISVILLE, KY -- At least one person suffered second-degree burns and several others were hurt Saturday night when a hazardous substance was sprayed on a crowd of people near Oak and 17th streets, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal in its Sunday edition.

The injuries resulted from an altercation between two groups of people, said Officer Phil Russell, a Louisville Metro Police spokesman.

No arrests have been made, and police are investigating, Russell said.

Maj. Richard Albers of Louisville Fire & Rescue said six or seven people were burned by a caustic substance, and that two of those people left the scene. Albers told the Courier-Journal the incident occurred shortly before 9:10 p.m..

According to reports given to Albers, someone got out of a car at the intersection and sprayed a crowd of people with a bottle containing the substance.

Albers said one person was treated at the scene, while three others were to be taken to hospitals, reports the C-J.

“At least one female that we’ve seen has got second-degree burns … blistering and reddening of the skin,” he said, adding that the other injuries were “minor.”

Albers said the substance was believed to be an acid, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal.

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