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(LIVE) Louisville Mass Shooting - Updated Every 10 minutes
This article will be updated every 10 minutes as new details emerge:
Update: 1:15 PM ET: Reports indicate the shooter was 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon.
Update: 11:36 AM ET: Police had been warned that a 25-year-old white male had texted a friend saying he was going “to kill everyone at the bank”.
Update: 11:03 AM ET: An employee at Old National Bank said that the shooting began in the “back conference room” of the bank. “He just started shooting,” the employee of the bank said. Police have also confirmed that the shooter was a past employee of the bank.
Update: 10:34 AM ET: At least 4 dead (not confirmed if this includes the shooter). 8 injured, including Louisville police officer. Reports indicate that this was NOT a bank robbery.
Update: 10:27 AM ET: At least 4 dead and 6 transported to the hospital in Louisville KY, according to early reports.
Update: 10:20 AM ET: Louisville Police have stated that the threat is neutralized.
“There is no longer an active aggressor threat. The suspected shooter has been neutralized.”
In the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, chaos and fear have taken over as an active shooting is currently underway at and around the Old National Bank. Authorities have described this as another "mass casualty incident" as the sound of multiple gunshots fill the air.
Eyewitnesses have reported hearing officers yelling, "Active shooter at the bank!" while gunshots continued to ring out in the background. The bank is located around the 300 block of East Main Street, an area typically bustling with activity during a typical weekday.
As news of the shooting spread, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear took to Twitter to express his concern and offer support. "Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville," he wrote. The governor is currently on his way to the scene to offer his assistance and provide updates on the situation.
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At this time, it is still unclear how many individuals have been impacted by the shooting or what may have led to the incident. However, the Louisville Police Department has responded quickly, establishing a perimeter around the bank and working to evacuate nearby buildings and businesses.
As the situation unfolds, local residents and visitors to the area have been urged to stay away from the scene and to follow instructions from law enforcement officials. For those who live and work in downtown Louisville, this shooting is a stark reminder of the senseless violence that can erupt at any moment.
As of now, the investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and authorities are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of everyone involved.