Downtown Louisville Shooting Leaves 5 Dead and 6 Injured

Shooter Engages in Firefight With Local PD Before Being Neutralized


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The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department has reported that a tragic shooting in Kentucky City on Monday has left five people dead and six injured. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time in a building that houses an Old National Bank location. Authorities have confirmed that the sole perpetrator, whose identity remains undisclosed, is now deceased.


Officers were quick to respond to the scene within minutes, ultimately neutralizing the threat. The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department announced, “There is no longer an active aggressor threat,” and stated that more information will be provided during a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET.


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In the aftermath of the incident, police confirmed the unfortunate death of five individuals, while six others have been transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. A White House official informed Fox News that President Biden has been briefed on the situation and is closely monitoring developments.

Prior to securing the scene, the police issued a warning via Twitter, urging the public to avoid the area around the 300 block of East Main due to an “active aggressor” and “multiple casualties.” Photographs captured at the scene depict officers with their weapons drawn, prepared to confront the dangerous situation.


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Governor Andy Beshear expressed his condolences, tweeting, “Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville,” and informed the public that he is en route to the city. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were also photographed at the scene, providing support and assistance.

A witness inside the building where the shooting took place recounted the harrowing experience to WHAS11, stating that an unidentified individual armed with a “long assault rifle” began indiscriminately firing on the first floor. “He just started firing,” the witness 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.”


Another witness confirmed to WHAS11 that the shooter engaged in a firefight with law enforcement officers before being neutralized. As the investigation into this tragic incident continues, the community of Louisville and the nation at large are left grappling with yet another act of senseless violence.



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