Five people are dead and eight more are injured, including two officers, after a shooter opened fire in a downtown Louisville bank on April 10, Louisville Metro Police have confirmed.
About 30 minutes later, LMPD confirmed in a tweet that there were “multiple casualties.”
ALERT: We are aware of the reported incident in the 300 block of East Main St. in #Louisville. Once information becomes available we will advise. Please stay away from this area. #LMPD #LouMedia pic.twitter.com/isfhAvMe5i— LMPD (@LMPD) April 10, 2023
We are confirming reports of an active aggressor in the 300 block of East Main. Please stay out of the area. There are multiple casualties.— LMPD (@LMPD) April 10, 2023
There is no longer an active aggressor threat. The suspected shooter has been neutralized.— LMPD (@LMPD) April 10, 2023
“This is awful. I have a very close friend who didn’t make it today,” Beshear said while holding back tears. “My AG campaign was out of that building. That's my bank.”
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg stepped up to the podium to praise the swift actions of responding LMPD officers, while also repeatedly denouncing gun violence.
“Without a doubt their actions saved lives," Greenberg said. "We will come together as a community to prevent these horrific acts of gun violence from continuing here and around the state.”
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