Five people were killed and six others injured after a gunman opened fire in a bank in Louisville, Kentucky, Monday morning, police said.
The mass shooting unfolded just before 8:30 a.m. at the Old National Bank in the city’s downtown area, near Slugger Field, the Louisville Metro Police Department said.
The mass shooter was killed in the ordeal, cops said.
Police said in a tweet the shooter had “been neutralized,” but LMPD Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said the circumstances surrounding his death weren’t immediately known.
BREAKING: Five people were killed and six wounded, including a police officer, in a shooting at a downtown Louisville bank. The shooter is dead. pic.twitter.com/owKJ7dtw0X
— Paul Miles (@PaulMiles840) April 10, 2023
A police officer was among those injured and rushed to University of Louisville Hospital in the wake of the mass shooting.
The conditions of those victims also weren’t known.
Witnesses from the scene describe a man opening fire with a long gun in and/or near a crowded conference room.
“He just started firing,” he said. “I didn’t see his face. We were in the conference room. Whoever was next to me got shot, their blood’s on me.”
Another witness, who works in an office building facing the bank, said the shooter and law enforcement officers got into a “shootout.” They said civilians were being carried out.
Gunfire can be heard in some of the videos posted to social media.
BREAKING: Police confirm ‘multiple casualties’ following active shooter situation in downtown Louisville, Kentucky pic.twitter.com/IkMbFGKDLu
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) April 10, 2023
Video from a witness shows a chaotic scene at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville.
“Active shooter at the bank” an officer screams as multiple gunshots are fired on the background.
The details emerging from this are very grim. pic.twitter.com/Ax3Gc5imNg
— Dalton Godbey (@DaltonTVNews) April 10, 2023
Here’s the police scanner:
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