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Louisville bank employee livestreamed mass shooting that killed 5

"That’s tragic to know that that incident was out there and captured," the police chief said.

Published: April 11, 2023 11:23am

The Louisville bank employee accused of killing five people when he opened fire at his work livestreamed his attack on Instagram, officials said.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, said it "quickly removed the livestream of this tragic incident this morning," The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Police officers arrived when the suspected shooter, 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon, was still firing inside of the Old National Bank, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said. Sturgeon was killed in a subsequent exchange of gunfire with police officers. 

"That’s tragic to know that that incident was out there and captured," Gwinn-Villaroel said about the livestream.

Nine people, including two responding police officers, were also injured in the attack.

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