Louisville, KY

Shooter Dead After Killing 5, Wounding 8 in Louisville Attack

Reynold Aquino

An unfathomable tragedy struck downtown Louisville on Monday when a gunman opened fire at the Old National Bank on East Main Street, killing five people and injuring six others, including a police officer who responded to the scene.

Louisville Metro Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey reported that the perpetrator, who is believed to be an employee, was killed shortly after the shooting started at around 8:30 a.m. ET. Humphrey added that it is unclear whether the shooter died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted wound.

The wounded victims were immediately taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, with no word yet on their conditions. According to a federal law enforcement source briefed on the attack, the shooter may have had mental health issues.

The Louisville police had issued a warning to the public to stay clear of the area earlier in the day. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear urged the community to offer their prayers and support for the families impacted and the city of Louisville.

The shooting incident took place in the vicinity of Slugger Field, the home of Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds' triple-A affiliate. Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg issued a statement urging people to avoid the area around Slugger Field until further notice.

This event comes just two weeks after another mass shooting in Nashville, where six people, including three children, were shot and killed at a private Christian school. The latest shooting is yet another reminder of the alarming frequency of these terrible tragedies in America.

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