So far a total of five people have been pronounced dead and another eight have been marked as wounded by a gunman in the wake of their opening fire inside a Louisville bank early Monday morning, Police stated.
Two of those that were hurt inside the Old National Bank ended up being police officers, one of which was found in critical condition. The suspect in the attack has also been pronounced dead, as reported by area police. It is still not entirely clear if the suspect was counted as one of the people reported dead by police forces.
The shooting took place near Louisville Slugger Field, a well-known minor-league baseball stadium located in the city.
“LMPD has confirmed a shooting situation in downtown Louisville with multiple casualties,” stated Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear in a release. “I am headed there now. Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville.”
Video captured of the entire event displayed a very heavy response from law enforcement officials who told people to quickly remove themselves from the area because there was an active shooter inside of the bank. Multiple gun shots can be heard in the background of the video as well.
BREAKING: Police confirm ‘multiple casualties’ following active shooter situation in downtown Louisville, Kentucky pic.twitter.com/IkMbFGKDLu
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) April 10, 2023
As reported by ABC News, it seems as though the suspect in question happened to be a previous or former employee of the bank.
“We believe this is a lone gunman who did have a connection to the bank,” reported Louisville Metro Police Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey.
The local Federal Bureau of Investigation field office working alongside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) explained that federal agents were sent out to help work on the investigation for the incident.
“FBI Louisville special agents have responded to the scene of this morning’s shooting in downtown Louisville and are assisting our law enforcement partners,” stated the FBI field office located in Louisville.
Later on, the ATF confirmed that there was no longer a threat to the surrounding community.
Regarding the active shooter situation in Louisville, there is no longer a danger to the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact @LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD. As police continue to investigate, we ask the public to avoid the area near 300 Main Street. https://t.co/yuLLHDbplN
— ATF Louisville (@ATFLouisville) April 10, 2023