Louisville shooting perpetrator legally purchased gun a week earlier

Louisville shooting perpetrator legally purchased gun a week earlier

The perpetrator of the bank shooting in Louisville (Kentucky, USA) in which five people were killed. had legally purchased the gun a week earlier at a local store, authorities reported Tuesday.

Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel announced at a news conference that the police force will release videos Tuesday of the body cameras of the officers who shot down the attacker.

Gwinn-Villaroel explained that Connor Sturgeon, a 25-year-old white male, “legally purchased the gun” at a local store on April 4, a week before he perpetrated this Monday, the attack at a bank, where he killed five people, wounded eight and then was shot and killed by police.

According to University of Louisville Hospital’s chief medical officer, Jason Smith, four of the eight injured remain hospitalizedtwo of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to their critical condition.

A memorial for Joshua Barrick is displayed, late Monday, April 10, 2023, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Urgent action needed

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg, a Democrat, thanked the work of Monday’s “true heroes,” referring to the officers who responded to the shooting, and opined that the country needs urgent action to end “the epidemic of gun violence.”

The shooting occurred on Monday morning at around 08.30 local time (12.30 GMT) in a Louisville downtown building where one of the headquarters of Old National Bank, a regional bank with branches in the southeastern and midwestern United States, is located.

Sturgeon was a bank worker where he carried out the robbery, for which he used a rifle, and transmitted it live on social networks.

U.S. President Joe Biden has insisted in the wake of recent shootings in the country that Congress should. regulate the arms trade and prohibit the sale to the general public of assault rifles.

A Policeman in the vicinity of the bank robbed by a shooter in Louisville, Kentucky.

So far in 2023, the following have been recorded. 10,566 firearms incidentsranging from mass shootings to suicides, according to Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a nonprofit project that tracks gun violence in the United States.

GVA defines as. mass shooting one that results in four victims, whether killed or wounded, not including the perpetrator of the attack if he died or was injured during the event.

Kayleigh Williams