Louisville bank employee armed with a rifle opened fire at his workplace Monday morning, killing four people including a close friend of Kentucky’s governor while livestreaming the attack, authorities said.
Police arrived as shots were still being fired inside Old National Bank and killed the shooter in an exchange of gunfire, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said. The city’s mayor, Craig Greenberg, called the attack “an evil act of targeted violence.”
The shooting, the 15th mass killing in the country this year, comes just two weeks after a former student killed three children and three adults at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, about 160 miles (260 kilometers) to the south.
That state’s governor and his wife also had friends killed in that shooting.In Louisville, the chief identified the shooter as 23-year-old Connor Sturgeon, who she said was livestreaming during the attack.