After a shooting early on Monday at a bank in downtown Louisville, our individuals are dead and at least nine more are hurt. Also dead is the shooter.
At the Louisville Slugger Field on Main Street, the Old National Bank was reportedly host to an active shooter when police arrived at 8:30 a.m., according to the police.
The shooter, who police say looks to be a current or former employee of the bank, and officers engaged in gunfire exchange. It’s unknown whether the shooter suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound or was killed by police fire.
Nine people, including two police officers, are receiving medical attention for injuries. One LMPD officer was seriously hurt and transported to the UofL Hospital for surgery.
At least three patients have received care and been let go.
The shooter’s and the victims’ names have not been made public by the police. What precipitated the shooting is unknown.
Police ask locals to avoid the area while they conduct their investigation. According to police, there is currently no real threat to the public.
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For everyone affected by the shooting near the entrance to the Kentucky International Convention Center at Third and Market, according to Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg, a family help center has been established by the city. The mayor advised victims’ families and other interested parties to visit that spot for updates.
Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky broke down in tears as he mentioned that he lost two close friends in the shooting during a press conference.
He said that he hoped the other friend who was hurt and being treated at the hospital will recover.
Beshear exclaimed, “This is terrible. “One of my closest friends passed away today. I also have a close buddy who didn’t make it, as well as one who is in the hospital who I hope will.”
The phrase “active shooter at the bank” was shouted after several loud pops that sounded like gunshots in a video given by a WLKY viewer.
Once again, our nation mourns after a senseless act of gun violence – Jill and I pray for the lives lost and impacted by today's shooting.
Too many Americans are paying for the price of inaction with their lives.
When will Republicans in Congress act to protect our communities?
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 10, 2023
President Joe Biden expressed his condolences for the victims and others affected by the tragedy in a Twitter post, calling it a “senseless act of gun violence.”
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