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Livestream Video Of Louisville Bank Shooting Goes Viral: 5 Dead, 8 Wounded

The livestream video of the shooting at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, which left five dead and eight wounded goes viral.

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The death toll in the Louisville bank shooting has risen to five, according to a verified tweet from the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Eight others were wounded in the tragic event that took place at the Old National Bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday morning.

The incident was made even more horrifying by the fact that the shooter, 25-year-old bank employee Connor Sturgeon, livestreamed the attack on Instagram.

The video quickly spread on social media, sparking outrage and grief across the nation.

Background of the Incident

25-year-old bank employee, Connor Sturgeon, opened fire at his workplace and livestreamed the attack, leaving four people dead and nine others injured. Authorities identified the gunman as an employee at Old National Bank. Sturgeon was later killed by police after a shootout with authorities.

Victims

The victims have been identified as Joshua Barrick (40), Juliana Farmer (45), Tommy Elliott (63), and James Tutt (64), according to interim Louisville Metro Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel. Governor Andy Beshear expressed his grief, revealing that Tommy Elliott, a senior vice president at the bank, was one of his closest friends.

Injured

Of the nine people injured, three are hospitalized in critical condition, including a 26-year-old police officer who graduated from the police academy just 10 days ago and was shot in the head. Three of the injured are in non-critical condition, and three have been released. A hospital spokesperson confirmed that five of the nine injured had gunshot wounds.

Timeline of Events

The mass shooting began at the Old National Bank on East Main Street just after 8:30 a.m., police said, about 30 minutes before the bank opens to the public. It happened during a morning employee meeting, with some appearing in person and others virtually. Rebecca Buchheit-Sims, a manager at the bank, told CNN that she watched from her computer as her coworkers were gunned down.

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Police Response

Officers got to the bank within three minutes of being dispatched and found the shooter was still firing, Louisville Metro Police Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said. Officers got into a shootout with the gunman, killing him, Gwinn-Villaroel said.

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Praise for First Responders

Mayor Craig Greenberg thanked the “brave and heroic” first responders for their actions. “Without a doubt, their actions saved lives,” he said.

Weapon Used

The gun used in the shooting was an AR-15-style rifle, a federal law enforcement source told CNN.

Gunman’s Background

Sturgeon had worked at the bank for more than a year but had been notified he was going to be terminated, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation revealed to CNN. Sturgeon wrote a note to his parents and a friend indicating that he was going to open fire in the bank, the source said. It is not clear whether that note was on paper or emailed, or whether it was seen before the incident or after.

Livestream

The shooting was livestreamed on Instagram and has been taken down, but not immediately after the shooting. Police are in possession of the video, according to a source who spoke to the CNN.

Community Reaction

The Louisville community is reeling from the shock and grief caused by this tragic event. Local residents, businesses, and community organizations have come together to offer support to the victims’ families and those affected by the shooting. Vigils and memorials have been organized to honor the lives lost and to promote healing within the community.

Investigation Updates

The Louisville Metro Police Department, in collaboration with federal law enforcement agencies, is actively investigating the shooting. Authorities are currently examining Sturgeon’s background, his social media presence, and possible motives for the attack. They are also working to determine if any warning signs were missed before the incident.

Calls for Action

In the wake of the Louisville bank shooting, local and national politicians, as well as activists, have renewed calls for stricter gun control measures and increased support for mental health services. Debates around firearm regulations, background checks, and access to mental health resources have intensified, as the incident highlights the ongoing issue of gun violence in the United States.

Old National Bank’s Response

Old National Bank has released a statement expressing their deep sorrow for the victims and their families. The bank has temporarily closed the affected branch and is providing support and counseling services to their employees. Additionally, Old National Bank has announced a fund to assist the victims’ families and those affected by the shooting.

Conclusion

The Louisville bank shooting has left the community, and the nation, grappling with yet another senseless act of violence. As the investigation continues, the city mourns the loss of five lives and prays for the recovery of the eight wounded individuals. This tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing debate surrounding gun control and mental health services in the United States.

Answers to questions:

  1. What was the final death toll in the Louisville bank shooting? The death toll in the Louisville bank shooting rose to five.
  2. How many people were injured in the shooting? Eight people were injured in the shooting.
  3. Who was the shooter? The shooter was identified as Connor Sturgeon, a 25-year-old bank employee at Old National Bank.
  4. How did the police respond to the incident? The police arrived within three minutes of being dispatched, engaged in a shootout with the gunman, and killed him.
  5. What type of weapon was used in the shooting? An AR-15-style rifle was used in the shooting.
  6. How did the shooter notify his intention to open fire at the bank? Sturgeon wrote a note to his parents and a friend indicating his plans to open fire at the bank.

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