Five people are killed in a bank shooting in Louisville Kentucky

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The ages of the victims ranged from 40 to 64. One of the nine injured people was a brand-new police officer who had only joined the service two weeks prior.

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The incident happened inside the Old National Bank in the heart of the city at around 8:00 local time. (12:30 GMT).

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The deaths included Tommy Elliot a senior vice-president of the bank who Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear described as an "incredible friend" of his.

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"Tommy Elliott helped me develop my legal career helped me win the governorship and gave me advice on being a good dad" remarked Mr. Beshear.

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Nickolas Wilt a 26-year-old Louisville Metro police officer was the victim of a headshot.

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Craig Greenberg the mayor of Louisville referred to the assault as "an evil act of targeted violence." The mayor mentioned that he had just been the target of a firearms assault.

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The bank ground-floor conference room is where the gunfire that started on Monday two survivors told WHAS-TV.

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Connor Sturgeon 25 was identified as the culprit. According to authorities Sturgeon streamed the shooting online while using an AR-15-style semi-automatic gun.

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Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said "That's tragic to know that incident was out there and captured."

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According to US media he just received word from the bank that he would be let off and before reporting to work on Monday he wrote a note outlining his preparations for the shooting.

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On Monday President Joe Biden tweeted that Congress must enact gun control laws because "too many Americans are paying the price of inaction with their lives."

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