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Mass shooting: Five people dead and eight injured following mass shooting at bank in Louisville, Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky-Five people are dead and at least eight others are wounded after a shooting Monday morning at a downtown Louisville bank. The shooter, a disgruntled employee allegedly slated to be terminated, is also dead. The shooter has been identified by police as Connor Sturgeon, 25.

It is the 146th mass shooting in the United States and Kentucky governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, was livid, and upset over the tragic incident that has garnered national news.

"This is awful," Beshear said at the news conference. "I have a very close friend that didn't make it today, and I have another close friend that didn't either and one who's at the hospital that I hope is going to make it through."

Police officers arrived at the scene within three minutes around 8:30 a.m. at Old National Bank on Main Street where an active shooter inside with a rifle. The gunman was shot and killed by police.

The  five people who were killed by the gunman are Tommy Elliott, 63 and the bank's senior vice president and a close friend of the governor; Jim Tutt, 64; Josh Barrick, 40 , Juliana Farmer, 57, and Deanna Eckert, 57, who worked at the bank. Two of the eight victims injured are in critical condition, including a police officer, three are in non-serious condition and three have been discharged from the hospital. Two officers were injured after exchanging gun fire with the shooter, one with minor injuries and the other in critical condition after brain surgery at a local hospital.

Officer Nickolas Wilt, 26, is listed in critical condition and just graduated from the LMPD Police Academy on March 31.

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