Witnesses told a local media outlet that they saw a man with a “long gun” fire several shots inside the Old National Bank in Louisville, Kentucky.
Five people have been confirmed dead and eight more are being treated at a hospital after a shooting incident at a bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, Deputy Police Chief Paul Humphrey said on Monday.
“Within three minutes of being dispatched, [police] officers arrived on scene and countered the suspect almost immediately still firing gunshots and [they] also exchanged gunshots with that suspect and ultimately the suspect did die at the scene,” Humpfrey said during a press briefing. “At least four more victims were confirmed to be deceased inside the location as well as eight that are now currently being treated at the University Hospital.”
Humphrey said two police officers were shot during the exchange with the suspect and one is currently in surgery at a local hospital while the other has sustained non-critical injuries.
Humphrey added it appears at present that the gunman was previously employed at the bank where the shooting took place.
On Monday, Louisville police warned that an “active aggressor” was at large and urged the public to stay away from the site of the shooting. Local police stated there were multiple casualties in the shooting. Separately, the FBI office in Louisville said it was assisting local law enforcement officers who were responding to the incident.