On Monday morning, a shooting at a bank in downtown Louisville resulted in five fatalities and six others injured, including a police officer who responded to the incident. The shooter, believed to be an employee of the bank, was killed shortly after the attack. According to a federal law enforcement source, the perpetrator may have had mental health issues.
Officers arrived within three minutes of being dispatched and found the suspect still firing. The officers then engaged the shooter and he was dead shortly afterwards.
“LMPD has confirmed a shooting situation in downtown Louisville with multiple casualties,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted. “I am headed there now. Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville.”
The wounded individuals were immediately transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, and their conditions are currently unknown. It is uncertain whether the gunman died from police gunfire or from a self-inflicted wound.
Before the incident was resolved, Louisville police had advised the public to stay away from the area. The exact details of the shooting, including the motives behind it, remain unclear.
This is a developing story.