Gunman ‘neutralised’ after mass shooting in Louisville bank building

Louisville: Police say at least four people were killed in a shooting at a bank building in downtown Louisville, Kentucky on Monday morning (local time).

At least eight people were being treated for wounds, including two police officers. One officer and another of the wounded were in critical condition, Louisville Metro Police Department deputy chief Paul Humphrey said.

A police officer near the scene of a shooting in Louisville on Monday.Credit: Reid Cornell via AP

The shooter was reported to have been “neutralised” by police, taking the death toll from the attack to five.

Louisville Metro Police Department deputy chief Paul Humphrey said gunshots were still being fired inside the Old National Bank when they arrived around 8.30am, Humphrey said.

Officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter, who appeared to be a former employee of the bank, but it wasn’t clear how he died.

Police had earlier warned people to stay away from the area.

Witnesses who left the bank building told local TV station WHAS-TV that they heard gunfire inside the building.

“I was at the stoplight, and the first thing that I saw – there was a guy across the street at the intersection and he was lying down at the entrance to a hotel,” one eyewitness told WDRB, another local station.

In a tweet, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he was heading to the scene. “Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville,” he said.

The shooting happened in a building on East Main Street that houses the Old National Bank not far from the Louisville Slugger Field, a minor-league baseball stadium.

Reuters, AP

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