Shooting in Downtown Louisville

The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department confirmed there are multiple victims after an “active offender” situation in downtown Louisville, Ky. Five people were killed and six wounded, including a police officer, during a mass shooting Monday morning that took place downtown. Louisville, Kentucky, authorities confirmed. Shooting in Downtown Louisville

Around 8:30 a.m. At m. ET, dispatchers received a call reporting an active shooter at the Old National Bank in Louisville, Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey said. When they arrived at the scene, they were still shooting at each other. Humphrey confirmed that the shooter, who has not been identified, has since died. The six injured have been taken to a local hospital.

“We are confirming reports of an active offender in the 300 block of East Main,” the LMPD said in a statement Monday morning. “Please stay out of the area. There are multiple victims.”


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Mass Shooting in Downtown Louisville incident detail

“LMPD has confirmed a shooting situation in downtown Louisville with multiple victims,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted. “I’m heading there now. Please pray for all the families affected and for the city of Louisville.” Monday’s shooting occurred two weeks after three children and three adults were killed in a mass shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville. (The Gun Violence File defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot.)

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the Louisville shooting to call 574-LMPD. The lone gunman opened fire in the Old National Bank’s first-floor conference room around 8:30 a.m. local time, according to authorities. The suspect had a connection to the bank, possibly a former employee, police said.

Eyewitnesses said the shooter appeared to have been armed with a long gun. “He just started shooting,” Troy Haste told ABC Louisville affiliate WHAS. “Whoever was next to me was shot. I have blood.” Police said the suspect is dead and tweeted that “suspected shooter has been neutralized,” adding: “There is no longer an active threat of assailant.”


A responding police officer was shot in the head, sources told ABC News. The officer’s status is unknown. Based on preliminary information, this shooting is not believed to have been related to terrorism, sources told ABC News. President Joe Biden has been briefed on the deadly shooting, a White House official confirms to ABC News.Read More……

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