A 23-year-old bank employee fatally shot four co-workers and injured nine others at his workplace on Monday in an attack on the criminal, which was held live during the action at the Old National Bank branch in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department said the attacker was shot and killed at the scene. It was not clear whether he was shot by the police in an extrajudicial manner or committed suicide.
Police identified the attacker as Connor Sturgeon, who joined the Old National Bank branch last year as a full-time employee.
In the latest of a series of mass shootings in the United States, the police said they responded in just 10 minutes after being informed of an attack on the bank building. Near Slugger Field Baseball Stadium at about 8:30 am
Officers shot at the assailant armed with a rifle. According to Jaclean Gwynn-Villaroel’s revelation, the inspector general told reporters. And it revealed that the attacker was also broadcasting live coverage of the attack on the Internet
Police released the names of the dead: Jochai Barrick, 40, Thomas Elliot, 63, Juliana Farmer, 45, and James Tutt, 64.
Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky Said in a trembling voice during the briefing. that he knew some of the victims Including Elliot. with the position of senior vice president of that bank branch “He taught me how to improve my legal profession. He helped me become a governor. He gave me advice, like a good father,” Beshir said. “He’s one of the people I talk to the most in the world.”
Two police officers were among nine injured, including a 26-year-old police academy graduate who was shot in the head and is in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery, on Monday (April 10), two other victims were also in condition critical. All of the injured were admitted to the University of Louisville Hospital.
The gunman’s bank job status remained unclear on Monday, while Gwynn-Villaroel. he revealed during a press conference that he is still an employee there But CNN news agency Citing an anonymous law enforcement source, It was revealed that the attacker had been told that he would be fired.
According to the Facebook page of the perpetrator’s mother, Sturgeon grew up in southern Indiana. which is not far from Louisville He joined the bank as a temporary employee for three summers of 2018 and 2020, before becoming a full-time employee in 2022. He has no previous record with Louisville police.
This is not the first mass shooting to be live streamed by a shooter. Before that, the villain killed 10 people in a racially motivated attack. in a grocery store In Buffalo, New York, in May 2022, the attack was also live streamed. The same was true of the massacre of 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand in May 2019
Mass shootings have become common in the United States. So far in 2023, the United States has seen 146 mass shootings, compared to the same period each year. This year was the highest since 2016. The non-profit Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as the use of a firearm to cause at least four people to be injured or killed.
In comments in response to the recent shooting at a bank branch in Louisville. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has reiterated his desire for Congress to pass a bill mandating the safe storage of firearms. Check all firearm sales backgrounds. and repealing gun manufacturers’ exclusive protection from liability “How many more Americans have to die? before the Republicans in Congress act to protect our communities,” Biden, the Democrat, said in a statement.