Connor Sturgeon, a 25-year-old man, opened fire in a Louisville bank Monday afternoon, killing 4 and injuring 9 others.
Sturgeon live-streamed the entire event on Instagram. The video has since been deleted. Sturgeon was later killed by a police officer at the scene of the crime.
The attack began around 8:30 a.m. at Old National Bank on East Main Street. The shooting took place while “employees met for a morning meeting before the bank was open to the public,” according to CNN.
According to Connor’s LinkedIn Page, he had worked at the bank in question for almost 2 years. Some reports suggest that he knew he was about to be fired. Others claim he had already moved on to another job. It is unclear which is the case.
Connor’s 4 victims include Joshua Barrick (age 40), Thomas Elliott (age 63), Juliana Farmer (age 45) and James Tutt (age 64). Nine people were injured in the shooting, three of which have been hospitalized in critical condition.
Nickolas Wilt, a 26-year old police officer, was shot in the head during a confrontation with the shooter. Wilt had graduated from the police academy only 10 days ago.
“Jill and I are praying for those killed and injured in the tragic shooting in Louisville,” President Biden said in a statement, calling inaction on gun reform “unconscionable” and “reckless.”
“Too many Americans are paying with their lives.”
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear made an emotional statement on the deadly mass shooting.
“This is awful,” he said. “I have a very close friend that didn’t make it today. And I have another close friend who didn’t either. And one who’s at the hospital that I hope is going to make it through.”
"I had a very close friend that didn't make it today."
— ABC News (@ABC) April 10, 2023
Sturgeon wrote a note to his parents Monday morning, indicating that he was going to open fire in the bank.