Gunman Kills 5 in Mass Shooting in US Bank; Livestreams the Mayhem on Social Media

A gunman killed five persons and critically injured eight others at a bank in Louisville, Kentucky in the US on Monday. He also livestreamed his gruesome act on social media.

The assailant, identified as Old National Bank employee Connor Sturgeon (25), was shot dead by the police. The gunman used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle. During the incident, he was broadcasting the shooting online on Instagram.

As per his online profile, Sturgeon was a syndications associate and portfolio banker at Old National Bank. He had joined the company as a full-time employee last year, the BBC reported. He had joined the bank last year.

According to reports, he had recently been told by the bank that he was going to be fired. He had also written a note describing his plans for the mass shooting before going to work on Monday.

According to the police, the mass shooting began at the Old National Bank at about 8.30 am on Monday morning, about 30 minutes before the bank opens to the public. It happened during a morning employee meeting.

Police officers got to the bank within three minutes of being dispatched and found the shooter was still firing. Police officers got into a shootout with the gunman, killing him.

In a statement, Meta, which owns Instagram, said it had “quickly removed the livestream of this tragic incident this morning”.

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