HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) says at least four people are dead, and eight others are injured after police responded to a shooting in Downtown Louisville. According to LMPD, one of those injured is a police officer. Officials confirmed at a press conference that the 23-year-old shooter was an employee at the bank.
LMPD identified the victims who were killed in the shooting as Joshua Barrick, 40; Thomas Elliot, 63; Juliana Farmer, 45; and James Tutt, 64. The condition of the officer who was injured in the shooting was described as critical but stable. The officer, identified as Officer Nickolas Wilt, graduated from the police academy on March 31.
President Biden released the following statement on the shooting:
Once again, our nation is in mourning after a senseless act of gun violence. Jill and I are praying for those killed and injured in the tragic shooting in Louisville, and for the survivors who will carry grief and trauma for the rest of their lives. We are grateful to the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department officers who quickly and courageously stepped into the line of fire to save others.President Biden
How many more Americans must die before Republicans in Congress will act to protect our communities? It’s long past time that we require safe storage of firearms. Require background checks for all gun sales. Eliminate gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. We can and must do these things now.
A strong majority of Americans want lawmakers to act on commonsense gun safety reforms. Instead, from Florida to North Carolina to the U.S. House of Representatives, we’ve watched Republican officials double down on dangerous bills that make our schools, places of worship, and communities less safe. It’s unconscionable, it’s reckless, and too many Americans are paying with their lives.
Officials at Old National Bank released the following statement online:
In response to the tragic shooting this morning at our Preston Pointe location in downtown Louisville, members of the Old National Bank executive team, including CEO Jim Ryan, are onsite in Louisville. While there have been reports of multiple casualties by Louisville Metro Police, we have been assured that the situation is no longer active. Law enforcement authorities continue to assess the scene.
“The safety of Old National Bank employees and everyone we serve in our banking center locations is paramount,” said Old National CEO Jim Ryan. “As we await more details, we are deploying employee assistance support and keeping everyone affected by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers.”
The incident began at around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Old National Bank at N 333 Main St. in Downtown Louisville.
LMPD said in a tweet there were confirmed reports of an “active aggressor”, and asked people to avoid the area. Police say there are multiple casualties.
Governor Andy Beshear spoke at a press conference in Louisville, saying that he had a very close friend who passed away. The governor ordered that all flags be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday in honor and remembrance of the victims of violence perpetrated on the morning of April 10 in Louisville.
“Today is a tragedy. Louisville and the entire commonwealth are mourning, and we call on everyone to share the love, support and compassion this community desperately needs right now,” said Gov. Beshear. “A senseless act took the lives of our fellow Kentuckians, including a friend of mine. What these families are experiencing is unimaginable. They need us to wrap our arms around them and to love them with all our hearts.”
LMPD have confirmed via Twitter there is no longer an active threat, and that the suspected shooter is now deceased.
During a press conference, the LMPD identified the shooter as Connor Sturgeon.
This is a developing story, Eyewitness News will provide updates as new information becomes available.