A witness to the horrific mass shooting in Louisville at the Old National Bank has described being covered in blood on his colleague after the gunman opened fire on the conference room where they were holding a meeting.
Early Monday morning, a gunman with at least one “long assault rifle” entered the bank and shot several people, killing four people and injuring eight others, including two police officers. The shooter also died.
A witness who has spoken WAS11 said they watched the whole situation unfold from a conference room in the bank.
“He just started firing,” the unknown witness said. ‘I didn’t see his face. We were in the conference room. The one sitting next to me was shot, their blood is on me.’
Another inside witness said the gunman and law enforcement officers got into a “firefight” and saw civilians being executed.
“He just started firing,” an unknown witness told WHAS11. ‘I didn’t see his face. We were in the conference room. The one who was next to me was shot, their blood is on me’
Early Monday morning, a gunman with at least one “long assault rifle” entered the bank and shot several people, killing five people and injuring eight others, including police officers
Another witness from inside the building said the gunman and law enforcement officers got into a “firefight” and watched as civilians were executed
This is the site of the Old National Bank where a shooting took place on Monday morning
It is unclear what the motivation behind the shooting was or who the shooter was
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said at a news conference that one of his “close friends” was a victim of the shooting
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said at a news conference Monday that he has a “good friend” among the five people killed in the shooting.
“I have a good friend who didn’t make it,” he said between tears, adding that another was one of at least nine people seriously injured when a gunman – believed to be a “disgruntled employee” – shot the gun at around 8:30 p.m. opened fire. am on Monday, when the bank first opened.
The governor said he was campaigning from the building, where bank employees said they were trying to hide in a vault when gunfire broke out.
It is unclear what the motivation behind the shooting was or who the shooter was.
The shooter has been confirmed as one of five killed.
One of the two officers shot as they exchanged gunfire with the gunman was rushed into surgery, Gov. Beshear said.
Louisville Police Department Deputy Chief Colonel Paul Humphrey said officers are working to identify the victims of the incident.
Several hours after the shooting, authorities encouraged the public to stay away from the 300 block of East Main Street in the center of town.
One of the two officers shot when they exchanged shots with the gunman is currently in critical condition, Governor Beshear said.
Louisville Police Department Deputy Chief Colonel Paul Humphrey said officers are working to identify the victims of the incident
Another witness said they heard multiple gunshots and shattering glass coming from the bank on Monday morning.
“I had just dropped my son off at work on River Road,” an anonymous witness said WDRB. “I was at the traffic light and the first thing I saw was a man across the intersection and he was at the entrance of a hotel.”
At first, she said, she thought the man was just jogging, but then she noticed he was on the stairs, not the sidewalk.
Then she said she heard gunshots, with video of the scene showing at least three shots fired.
“As I was sitting at that intersection, gunfire erupted, about right above my head,” she said. “I didn’t know if it was on the couch or off the couch, I took off.”
“When I turned around, I saw that one of the windows in the bank had blown out.”
She then said she saw police vehicles moving towards the area.
“They came from everywhere,” she said. “The police came out of their cars with black guns.”
“I just dove into my car and waited there.”