At least five people are dead and eight others injured following a shooting at the Slugger Field building in Louisville, Kentucky.
The shooting was conducted by a gunman with a connection to the Old National Bank location situated in the building. According to the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department, two officers were involved in an altercation with the suspect and one of them is currently undergoing surgery.
U.S. President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland have been made aware of the incident and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has commented that he had two personal friends who died in the shooting and one in the hospital.
Furthermore, images of the area indicate a police officer having his pistol drawn and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as well as the FBI’s Louisville office being on the site.
Old National Bank CEO Jim Ryan revealed in a statement that the safety of its workers and customers is an absolute priority as they have already begun to offer assistance.
A witness inside the building has corroborated evidence of the gunman entering with a “long assault rifle” and shooting first-hand. Reports of gunfire exchanges between the individual and the police have been mentioned by another source. Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg asked the public to refrain from visiting the area near Slugger Field.
The heroic response of the police officers was to be commended as they successfully stopped the assailant from claiming more lives.