Gunman Shooting a downtown bank Five people were killed and six injured, including responding police officers, in Louisville on Monday, officials said.
The attacker died shortly after the 8:30 a.m. shooting at the Old National Bank on the 300 block of East Main Street, said Louisville Metro Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey.
The shooting has been described as an incident of workplace violence by a suspected employee. The shooter may have had mental health issues, federal law enforcement sources say.
Humphrey said the injured were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital. Their condition was unknown.
It was not immediately clear if the shooter had died from police firing or from self-inflicted injuries.
Louisville police had previously urged the public to stay away from the area.
“LMPD has confirmed a shooting in downtown Louisville with multiple casualties,” said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. murmured“I’m heading there now. Please pray for all the families affected and for the city of Louisville.”
Police cars, ambulances and fire trucks flooded Main Street between North Floyd Street and North Preston Street. Kentucky’s largest city.
The incident unfolded behind the scenes slugger fieldhome of the Louisville Bats, a Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
The mayor of Louisville said: “Please avoid the area around Sluggerfield until further notice. Craig Greenberg said in an early statement.
Monday’s shooting is the latest mass shooting in America Only 2 weeks after 6Three people, including three young children, were shot dead at a private Christian school in Nashville.
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Chloe Atkins, Ken Dylanian and Jonathan Deenst contributed.
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