Kentucky

Five Killed by Employee in Mass Shooting at Louisville Bank

The shooter, a bank employee, was also dead after the attack.

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Five people were killed in a mass shooting at a bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday morning.

Police received reports of a shooter at Old National Bank around 8:30 a.m. CDT, and the first officers arrived to gunshots being fired and ended up in a shootout with the attacker.

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The shooter was killed by police in a shootout.

The five victims killed were identified as Juliana Farmer, 45; Tommy Elliott, 63; Jim Tutt, 64; Josh Barrick, 40, and Deanna Eckert, 57.

Among those killed, one was a close friend of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. Fighting back tears, the governor told reporters of his personal connection to the shooting.

"This is awful," Beshear said, adding that his 2015 campaign for attorney general was based at that building. "I have a very close friend who didn't make it today."

The assailant was a 25-year-old employee of the bank, according to police. Connor Sturgeon reportedly livestreamed part of the gunfire.

The wounded victims were hospitalized at University of Louisville Hospital in varying conditions, including two Louisville Metro police officers.

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said he felt connected to the attack as a survivor himself of a workplace shooting.

“Let’s be clear about what this was. This was an evil act of targeted violence,” he said. “I’m a survivor of a workplace shooting,” Greenberg said.”To the people who survived, whether you are physically hurt or not. I know that you’re hurting too. We’re here for you as well."

Old National Bank provided a statement to NBC affiliate WAVE.

“The safety of Old National Bank employees and everyone we serve in our banking center locations is paramount,” Ryan said in the statement. “As we await more details, we are deploying employee assistance support and keeping everyone affected by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers.”

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says he lost a friend in the shooting at a bank in Louisville, Kentucky.
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