Five people have died in a shooting outside the Old National Bank in Louisville, Kentucky. At least eight people critically injured when a shooter — believed to be a ‘disgruntled employee’ — opened fire at around 8.30am on Monday, when the bank was first opening and employees were attending a morning conference.
Among the dead is the gunman. It remains unclear whether the suspect died by officers’ gunfire or from a self-inflicted wound. Videos of the shooting posted online showed officers at the scene running out into the street and warning drivers to get out of the car because there is an ‘active shooter.’ At least three gunshots could be heard in the footage. One bank employee said they saw a man with a ‘long assault rifle’ fire multiple shots near the conference room.
‘He just started firing,’ the unnamed employee said. ‘I didn’t see his face. We were in the conference room.
‘Whoever was next to me got shot, their blood’s on me,’ he added.
At least a dozen police cars and three ambulances responded to the area according to witnesses on social media, and stretchers were seen being rolled onto some ambulances as blood and glass were seen scattered around the ground. The FBI and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms officers are also on the scene. Additionally, President Joe Biden has been informed of the shooting, and is said to speak about the latest mass shooting later in the day.
Old National Bank is an American regional bank with nearly 200 retail branches operated by Old National Bancorp and based in Chicago, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana.