On April 10, 2023, a shooting in downtown Louisville, Kentucky resulted in multiple casualties. The shooting occurred at a local bank where several people were injured and others lost their lives. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Connor Sturgeon, was killed by law enforcement during a confrontation after the shooting.
According to reports from Reuters, the shooting took place at around 10:30 a.m. local time. Law enforcement officials responded to the scene within minutes and quickly secured the area. The Louisville Metro Police Department confirmed that multiple people had been shot and urged residents to avoid the area. The motive for the shooting remains unclear.
USA Today reports that at least six people were injured in the shooting, and five people have died. The identities and ages of the victims have not been released, pending notification of their families. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer expressed his condolences and stated that the city is in mourning.
During the police pursuit of the suspect, Connor Sturgeon, he was killed by law enforcement officials. CNN reports that police caught up with Sturgeon a few blocks away from the bank where the shooting took place. After a confrontation with the police, Sturgeon was shot and killed.
The shooting has left the Louisville community in shock and mourning. USA Today reports that a vigil was held in honor of the victims, and Mayor Fischer has called for unity and support for those affected by the tragedy.
NBC News provided live updates throughout the day, reporting on the ongoing investigation and the impact the shooting has had on the community. The Louisville Metro Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, have been working diligently to gather evidence and interview witnesses in an effort to understand what led to this tragic event.
In the aftermath of the shooting, questions have arisen about the bank where the shooting took place. USA Today reports that the bank has been in operation in Louisville for over 50 years and has a reputation for being a trusted financial institution in the community. However, little information has been released about the bank’s security measures or any previous incidents that may have occurred at the location.
The shooting has once again brought the issue of gun violence to the forefront of national attention. It is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of coming together as a community to support one another in times of tragedy.