Police: Louisville shooter lawfully bought rifle

Police: Louisville shooter lawfully bought rifle
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During a news conference on Tuesday, Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel told reporters. That the 23-year-old bank employee who killed five colleagues, wounding nine others had properly obtained the pistol he used.

According to the chief, the firearm used in the crime was acquired on April 4 from a local dealer.

According to Louisville police, the suspect was shot and died at the site. It was unclear if he was slain by police or committed suicide. This was not the first time a mass shooting occurred in the United States.

Gwinn-Villaroel said that the shooter has been identified as Connor Sturgeon, an employee of the Old National Bank in the central business area.

On Monday morning, police responded minutes after receiving reports of an attack at a bank office near Louisville’s Slugger Field baseball stadium.

According to officials, the gunman opened fire on cops while live-streaming the event online. Gwinn-Villaroel said he had never been in problems with the authorities in Louisville.

The dead have been identified as Joshua Barrick, 40, Deana Eckert, 57, Thomas Elliot, 63, Juliana Farmer, 45, and James Tutt, 64.

Two police officers were among the nine people killed. A recent police academy graduate, age 26, was struck in the head and remained in severe condition on Tuesday. According to Dr. Jason Smith of the University of Louisville Hospital.

Sturgeon grew raised in southern Indiana, near the Kentucky border, according to his mother’s Facebook page. He opted to pursue a business degree at the University of Alabama in 2016.

Mass shootings have become the norm in the United States. There have been 146 up to this point in 2023, which is the highest amount at this time of year since 2016. A mass shooting is defined as four or more persons being shot or killed. According to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive (not counting the gunman).

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