Gunman ‘neutralised’ after Kentucky bank attack

“I was at the stoplight, and the first thing that I saw – there was a guy across the street at the intersection and he was lying down at the entrance to a hotel,” one eyewitness told WDRB, another local station.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, on the verge of tears, said he knew victims in the attack.

“I have a very close friend that didn’t make it today,” he told reporters, “and one who’s at the hospital that I hope is going to make it through.”

Craig Greenberg, mayor of the city of 625,000, also spoke to reporters.

“We will come together as a community to work to prevent these horrific acts of gun violence from continuing here and around the state,” he said.

The shooting happened in a building on East Main Street that houses the Old National Bank not far from the Louisville Slugger Field, a minor-league baseball stadium.

Mass shootings have become recurrent in the United States. So far this year, the nation has experienced 146 mass shootings – using the definition of four or more shot or killed, not including the shooter – according to the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit group.

In one of the most recent high-profile incidents, three 9-year-old students and three staff members were killed by a former student at a school in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27.

Reuters, AP

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