At least four people killed, eight injured in Louisville shooting
Law enforcement officers respond to an active shooter near the Old National Bank building on April 10 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images
At least four people are dead and eight others have been transported to the University of Louisville hospital after a shooting at a bank Monday in Louisville.
Driving the news: Police exchanged gunshots with the suspected shooter, who died at the scene, authorities said Monday.
- At least two officers were shot during the exchange, including one who is currently in surgery and in critical condition.
- One other individual is believed to be in critical condition at the hospital, police said.
- Police believe the suspected shooter had a connection to the Old National Bank, where the shooting occurred.
- "We are trying to establish what that connection was to the business, but it appears he was a previous employee," authorities said.
- Authorities are working to confirm whether the suspected shooter died of self-inflicted wounds.
Louisville police said that calls came in at around 8:30 a.m. for an "active aggressor" at the Old National Bank in downtown Louisville, which is next to Louisville Slugger Field.
- "LMPD has confirmed a shooting situation in downtown Louisville with multiple casualties," Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) wrote in a tweet.
- "I am headed there now. Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville."
The big picture: The shooting in Louisville comes just two weeks after a mass shooting at a school in Nashville killed six people, including three children.
FBI Louisville special agents have responded to the scene of the shooting and are assisting law enforcement.
- Police say that there is no longer a danger to the public, but LMPD is asking the public to avoid the area.
What they're saying: "This is awful. I have a very close friend that didn't make it today and I have another close friend who didn't make it, either, and one who is at the hospital that I hope is gonna make it through," Beshear said Monday.
- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that he and his wife, Elaine Chao, "are devastated by the news coming out of Louisville this morning."
- "Thank you to LMPD and our first responders for your bravery at the scene," he wrote in a tweet.
Editor's note: This story has been updated and corrected per LMPD to note that four people were killed, not 5. An earlier version counted the shooter.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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