During a news conference on Tuesday morning, the Louisville Metro Police Department stated that they will be releasing the police body camera footage of the mass shooting in Louisville that resulted in the deaths of six individuals, including the perpetrator, and left eight others injured.
According to Dr. Jason Smith, the chief medical officer at the University of Louisville Health, Officer Nicholas Welt sustained a gunshot wound to the head and is currently in critical condition.
In addition, three other patients are still receiving medical attention in the hospital, while the rest have been treated and discharged.
We used 170 units of blood yesterday,” Smith said, with Mayor Craig Greenberg urging the public to made blood donations.
Dr. Jason Smith
According to Interim Chief Jackie Gwinn-Villaroel, 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon, who was an employee at the Old National Bank where the shooting occurred, purchased the firearm used in the attack on April 4th and deliberately targeted specific individuals.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said shooter Connor Sturgeon was not given notice of termination and was an active employee of the Old National bank.
Sturgeon was fatally shot by authorities at the scene.
The victims of the shooting have been identified as Tommy Elliott (63), Jim Tutt (64), Josh Barrick (40), and Jiliana Farmer (57). One of the injured individuals, Deanna Eckert (57), succumbed to her injuries and passed away at a later time.
Deanna was a very kind and thoughtful person,” the mayor said.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, gunshots were reported at the scene.
The police chief stated that Officer Wilt, who had only graduated from training 10 days prior to the incident, along with other officers bravely confronted the shooter at the Old National Bank and prevented him from harming additional individuals.
The act of heroism can’t be overstated on yesterday. They did what they were called to do. They answered that call to protect and serve,” she said.
The perpetrator of the attack reportedly livestreamed the incident, and Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, promptly removed the stream from their platforms.
Police to release body camera footage of Louisville Old National Bank mass shooting
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