On Monday morning, a mass shooting took place in Louisville, Kentucky at the Old National Bank in the downtown area. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, the shooting occurred just before 8:30 am. The incident resulted in the deaths of five people and injuries to six others.
The mass shooter was also killed in the ordeal, according to the police. A police officer was among those injured in the mass shooting. Witnesses who spoke to WHAS11 said they saw a man with a “long assault rifle” firing several shots inside the bank.
“He just started firing,” one witness 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.” Responding officers opened fire on the gunman, according to witnesses.
Footage from the scene showed one of the bank’s windows blown out with shattered glass on the ground. Debbie, a driver who stopped at the traffic lights just outside the bank, told WDRB that she saw a man who appeared to be injured lying on the entrance steps. She then heard gunfire. “I didn’t know if it was going at the bank or out of the bank. I took off,” she said.
Debbie saw that one of the bank’s windows had been blown out when she turned back. She noted that multiple law enforcement vehicles immediately swarmed the scene. “They were coming from everywhere,” she said. “The police were coming out of their cars with black rifles.”
In response to the tragedy, Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement on Twitter that he was already en route to the scene. “I am headed there now. Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville,” Beshear said.