Kentucky: A 23-year-old bank employee opened fire indiscriminately with a rifle while arriving at his workplace in Louisville, Kentucky on Monday morning, killing five people. He also livestreamed the entire attack. A close friend of the governor was also killed in the attack.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said it was a heinous act of violence. This is the 15th shooting incident in the country this year and comes two weeks after a former student at Christian Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, 260 km south of here, killed three children and three adults.
Louisville Metro Police Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said shots were being fired inside the Old National Bank as long as police arrived at the scene. Sutar later succumbed to bullet injuries in an encounter with the police. The suspect also opened fire on police officers and was killed in retaliation.
He said the attacker, identified as Connor Sturgeon, was livestreaming the attack. “We hope that we will remove this footage,” he said. University of Louisville Hospital spokeswoman Haider Fountain said in an email that nine people, including two police officers, had been treated.
The 26-year-old police officer, who graduated from the police academy on March 31, was in a critical condition after being shot in the head and was undergoing an operation, the police said.
Three patients were discharged after treatment. The matter is being investigated by the police.