Louisville shooting perpetrator legally purchased gun a week earlier
Perp in Louisville bank shooting (Kentucky, U.S.A. ) in which five people were killed. had legally purchased the gun a week earlier from a local storeauthorities said Tuesday.
Acting Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said. Connor Sturgeon, a 25-year-old white male, “lawfully acquired the gun” on April 4a week before he carried out the attack at a bank on Monday, where he also wounded eight other people and was later shot dead by police.
According to the chief medical officer of the University of Louisville Hospital, Jason Smith, four of the eight injured remain hospitalizedtwo of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to their critical condition.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg, a Democrat, expressed his appreciation for the work of the “true heroes.” on Monday, 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 took place on Monday morning. at around 08.30 local time (12.30 GMT) at a building in downtown Louisville 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 assault, for which he used a rifle, and live-streamed it via social networks.
The local police broadcast this Tuesday. images from a video surveillance camera.He noted that it took only three minutes for his officers to arrive.
The assailant began firing at the officers while they were still in the car and hit two as they approached the building. One of them was shot in the head and is in serious but stable condition and another was slightly injured and was able to continue the police offensive against Sturgeon.
The young man had attacked the bank people at the entrance and then took cover inside the headquarters, which gave him a good angle of attack on the officers without them locating him at first.
As soon as they managed to “neutralize him.”they searched the place thoroughly, according to Gwinn-Villaroel, to make sure there was no further danger.
According to the media, Sturgeon had been told that he was going to be fired.
U.S. President Joe Bidenhas insisted in the aftermath of recent shootings in the country that Congress should must regulate the arms trade and prohibit the sale to the general public of assault rifles.
According to Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a non-profit project that tracks gun violence in the United States, so far in 2023 there have been 10,566 recorded gun incidents.ranging from mass shootings to suicides.
GVA defines a mass shooting as one that results in four victims, whether dead or wounded, not including the perpetrator of the attack if he or she died or was injured during the event.