Bank Employee Kills 5 People, Including Friend of Kentucky Governor, in Louisville Shooting

The Louisville shooter who opened fire at Old National Bank, killing at least 5 people and wounding six, has been named as 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon.

Sturgeon was an employee at the bank.

Among those killed in the attack was a “very close friend” of Kentucky’s Democrat Governor Andy Beshear.

“This is awful,” Gov. Beshear said.

“I have a very close friend that didn’t make it today.

“And I have another close friend who didn’t, either, and one who is at the hospital that I hope is gonna make it through.”

Louisville Metro Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey told reporters that police officers arrived on the scene and “encountered active gunshots still being fired inside the location at that time.

“The shooter was confirmed to be dead on the scene.

“We do not know exactly the circumstances of his death at this time.”

“We send our prayers to the victims, their families, and the city of Louisville as we await more information,” Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said.

Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “Our hearts break for the families of those lost.”

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One bank employee told WHAS that they saw a man with a ‘long assault rifle’ fire multiple shots near the conference room.

‘He just started firing,’ the unnamed employee 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,’ he added.

Another witness said they heard multiple gunshots as well as breaking glass coming from the bank Monday morning.

‘I had just dropped my son off at work on River Road,’ an unnamed witness told WDRB.

‘I was at the stop light, and the first thing that I saw — there was a guy across the street of the intersection and he was lying down at the entrance to a hotel.’

At first, she said, she thought the man was just out for a jog — but then she noticed he was on the steps and not the sidewalk.

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