Gunman Kills Five at Louisville Bank on Livestream, Police Say
A shooting at a bank in Louisville, Kentucky has left five people dead. According to reports, the suspect live-streamed the entire incident on social media. The shooting took place at the Old National Bank location in the city, where the suspect entered and opened fire.
Louisville police have identified the suspect as a former employee of the bank. The suspect has been identified as Jason A. Smith, 47 years old. He reportedly entered the bank with a gun and began shooting indiscriminately.
During the shooting, Smith live-streamed the incident on social media, showing people fleeing the building and the sound of gunfire. The video has since been removed from the platform.
Police arrived on the scene and were able to apprehend the suspect. Smith was taken into custody and is being held in jail. Authorities say that he has been charged with five counts of murder.
The identities of the victims have not yet been released. However, one man has shared his experience during the shooting, saying that his wife was able to hide in the bank’s vault and call him for help.
The shooting has prompted the cancellation of a planned baseball game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, scheduled for Tuesday. The game has been postponed due to the ongoing investigation.
The incident has been met with shock and sadness from the community, as well as calls for stricter gun control measures. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.