Mass shooting in Louisville, Kentucky, left five dead , six wounded

Police in Louisville, Kentucky, have confirmed that at least five people have been killed in a shooting at a bank in the city.

An additional six people have been injured and taken to local hospitals, including a police officer.

Members of the public have been asked to stay away from a part of East Main.

Video from the area showed heavily armed police cordoning off a commercial property in the downtown area. The suspect has died, police confirmed.

In a brief news conference, Louisville Police said that officers were first alerted to an active shooter situation at about 08:30 local time (15:40 BST) and arrived within minutes. At the scene, they encountered ongoing gunfire, according to Deputy Police Chief Paul Humphrey.

It is unclear what led to the suspect’s death and whether the culprit is being counted as one of the five dead.

The incident took place in Louisville’s Old National Bank in the city’s downtown area. The location is close to the Louisville Slugger Field baseball stadium and several blocks from the Kentucky International Convention Centre and Muhammad Ali Centre.

The public has been asked to stay out of the area while the investigation continues.

News footage from the scene shows a heavy police presence, with damaged glass and discarded medical equipment at one location.
Credit BBC

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