Four people were killed during a mass shooting at a bank building in Louisville, police said.
A survivor described the moments he ran for his life out of the building as bullets were flying.
“I could see him still shooting. I didn’t see his face,” the man told WHAS-TV in the aftermath.
A survivor of Monday morning’s deadly bank shooting in Louisville, Kentucky, described the harrowing moments he ran for his life out of the building as bullets were still flying.
“We have a break room. I got in there, shut the door for a second, and then I was looking around the opening of the door to see where he was at, and I could see him still shooting,” the unidentified man told WHAS- TV in the aftermath of the massacre at Old National Bank.
The trembling witness added: “I didn’t see his face, and then I took off running out the front door.”
Police said four people were killed in the shooting, and eight others, including two police officers, were injured. The shooter was also dead, but it was not yet clear how he died, according to authorities.
Louisville Metro Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey told reporters during a press briefing that authorities exchanged gunfire with the shooter and at least two officers were shot.
Police believe that the shooter had a connection to the bank and that he was an apparent former employee, according to Humphrey.
“It is clear from the officers’ responses, they absolutely save people’s lives,” Humphrey said. “This was a tragic event, but it was the heroic response of officers who made sure that no more people were more seriously injured than what happened.”
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear told reporters that two very close friends of his were among those killed in the shooting.
“This is terrible,” the emotional governor 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.”
The Louisville mass shooting comes in the wake of the deadly massacre at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee last month. Three 9-year-olds and three adult staffers were apart in that shooting.
“It feels like every day in this country we are totally consumed by yet another mass shooting. Nowhere else in the developed world do people wake up to this preventable horror every single morning,” Kris Brown, president of Brady, a non-profit working to prevent gun violence said in a statement on Monday.
Brown continued, “It doesn’t have to be this way. But until the gun industry no longer has a vice grip on our elected officials, this will continue to be our daily reality.”
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