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.”
BREAKING: Gunman is 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon, who reportedly texted friend before shooting saying he was feeling suicidal and “would shoot up the bank” pic.twitter.com/ASMEJ4Kgrk
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) April 10, 2023
Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY) says he lost friends in the Louisville mass shooting that left 4 victims dead and 8 injured:
“This is awful. 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’s at the hospital …” pic.twitter.com/sviM1i8Rdl
— The Recount (@therecount) April 10, 2023
LMPD has confirmed a shooting situation in downtown Louisville with multiple casualties. I am headed there now. Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville. ^AB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) April 10, 2023
According to The Daily Mail:
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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