LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two victims remain at UofL hospital following Monday's Old National Bank shooting. A fifth patient was released late Wednesday afternoon.

Officer Nikolas Wilt, 26, is still in critical condition and another patient is stable and listed in fair condition at the hospital. Five people died in the mass shooting two days ago. 

What You Need To Know

  • Five people were killed and eight others were injured after a shooting at a bank building in Louisville Monday morning

  • Authorities identified the lone gunman, who was killed in a shootout with the police, as 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon

  • The shooting happened in a building on East Main Street that houses the Old National Bank, not far from the Louisville Slugger Field and Waterfront Park

  • The shooter used a rifle and livestreamed the shooting on Instagram, police said

Police and emergency response vehicles line Main Street and Preston in downtown Louisville in response to a bank shooting. (Spectrum News 1/Jonathon Gregg)

Louisville Metro Police on Monday night said Deana Eckert, 57, who sustained injuries in the shooting, had died.

During a news conference earlier Monday afternoon, Louisville Metro Police Department Interim Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel identified the slain victims as Joshua Barrick, 40; Thomas Elliott, 63; Juliana Farmer, 45; and James Tutt, 64. The shooter, identified as Connor Sturgeon, 25, was also killed in the incident. He was a bank employee, police confirmed.

“These were amazing, irreplaceable humans beings that a senseless act of violence tore from us,” said Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D).

Gwinn-Villaroel confirmed the shooter used a rifle in the attack. He was killed by LMPD officers, who responded to the shooting within three minutes.

Gwinn-Villaroel reported Wilt was struck in the head but had gone through surgery and remains in “critical but stable condition.” 

“The first battle was stopping the gunmen,” declared Beshear. “The second is doing everything we can to keep those that have been wounded alive.”

Police were called around 8:30 a.m. Monday to the Old National Bank, and arrived as gunshots were being fired inside. Police exchanged gunfire with the shooter, killing him, LMPD Deputy Chief Paul Humphrey confirmed.

An emotional Beshear said he lost friends in the shooting in a building on East Main Street close to the Louisville Slugger Field and Waterfront Park.

“This is awful,” he said. “I have a very close friend who didn’t make it today... And one who’s at the hospital that I hope is going to make it through,” Beshear said.

The shooting happened in a building on East Main Street that houses the Old National Bank, close to Louisville Slugger Field and Waterfront Park.

Humphrey said the actions of responding police officers in Louisville on Monday morning had undoubtedly saved lives.

“This is a tragic event,” he said. “But it was it was the heroic response of officers that made sure that no more people were more seriously injured than what happened.”

This year’s 15 mass shootings is the most during the first 100 days of a calendar year since 2009, when 16 incidents had occurred by April 10, according to a mass killings database maintained by The Associated Press and USA Today in partnership with Northeastern University.

U.S. Rep. Morgan McGarvey (D-Louisville), who represents most of the Louisville metro area, called it a dark day for his community.

“Just one week after a heartbreaking mass shooting at a school in Nashville, we mourn the loss of at least four more people in Louisville,” McGarvey said in a statement. “Our community is one of far too many impacted by gun violence. Thoughts and prayers for those we lost, those who are injured, and their loved ones and families are appreciated, but today serves as a stark reminder that we need to address gun violence at the national level so no other family loses a son, a daughter, and a loved one.”


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