There’s a developing situation in Louisville, Ky. An alleged ex-employee of Old National Bank apparently entered with a long gun and opened fire before the bank opened. While it looks to be a targeted attack, the motivation and details are still unclear. Here is what is known so far per The Daily Wire:
Five people were killed and at least eight more wounded by a gunman who opened fire inside a Louisville bank early Monday morning, police said.
Two of those injured inside the Old National Bank, were police officers, one of whom was in critical condition. The suspect is dead, according to police. It is not clear if the suspect was counted as one of the people who were killed.
The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on the scene quickly, as were Louisville Metro Police. Twitter video shows the scene and shots can be heard in the background. Trending Politics News provides more information on the alleged shooter:
On Monday, another mass shooting occurred that left at least five people dead and six injured in Louisville, Kentucky. Connor Sturgeon, the alleged shooter, identified as he/him.
The gunman opened fire in a bank in downtown Louisville. Sturgeon allegedly worked at the bank and has been reported dead.
According to Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey of the Louisville Metro Police, officers rushed to the scene at the Old National Bank on Main Street at 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of gunshots. Two of the six people rushed to the hospital were police officers.
At an 11 a.m. update, Humphrey stated that two of the hospitalized victims were in critical condition, with one of the officers undergoing surgery, while the remaining individuals suffered non-critical injuries.
It appears as though the alleged shooter knew where he was going and who he went to the bank to see, but that remains to be seen. However, he did get a number of shots off in a very small amount of time before being neutralized by the LMPD.
“We believe this is a lone gunman who did have a connection to the bank,” said Louisville Metro Police Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office said that federal agents were dispatched to help deal with the incident.
“FBI Louisville special agents have responded to the scene of this morning’s shooting in downtown Louisville and are assisting our law enforcement partners,” the FBI’s Louisville field office said.
The ATF later confirmed that there was no longer a threat to the surrounding community.
The circumstances may never be completely clear unless the alleged shooter left a manifesto or some other clues. However, he allegedly made social media posts earlier today that have since been taken down.
Those could offer some clues as to his motivation, which for now is unknown. This is a developing story, and when more is known, updates will be made.
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