A Louisville bank employee called 911 after seeing a live stream

On Monday, April 10, a 25-year-old bank employee opened fire on the Old National Bank building in downtown Louisville. Five died and eight were hospitalized, including a rookie officer who was shot in the head and remains in critical condition.

On Wednesday, law enforcement officials released the 911 calls from the shooting that made their way onto social media. The calls paint a terrifying picture of the tragedy that occurred during the shooting.

Bank employee calls 911 after witnessing Louisville Bank shooting

Together TikTok on video, a woman becomes emotional as she explains to a 911 operator what she saw. The video begins with him panicking when asked for the address of the Old National Bank in Louisville. He tells police an active shooter is there and identifies himself as an employee at another branch of the bank. When asked how he knew there was an active shooter at the scene, he says, “I just looked.”

“Just watched it in a Teams meeting. We had a board meeting with our commercial team,” he explains. After identifying the shooter as a “white man,” he says the video is still playing, even though he doesn’t see anything else. He takes a deep breath into the phone and stays on the line for three minutes as he gives a physical description of the shooter.

Louisville bank shooting: Police body cam shows officers shooting as CCTV shows Sturgeon with rifle

The female caller also describes the interior of the bank, calling it a “circular office.” He adds that the area open to customers is “probably still closed” because the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. Monday, about half an hour before opening for the day.

Asked if he saw anyone shot, he said: “I see someone on the floor,” adding: “We heard several shots and everyone started saying, ‘Oh my God!'” and then came into the courtroom.

At the end of the video, the 911 operator confirms that “multiple people” called to report the shooting. One person was the shooter’s own mother, who said she learned “secondhand” that her son was involved in the shooting.

Shooter’s mother calls 911 after learning about her son “secondhand.”

The shooter’s mother also called 911 and reported that her son had a gun and was on his way to the Old National Bank on Főutca.

“She is his mother. I am very sorry, I am getting the details second hand. I’m learning about it now. Oh Lord! she says, adding that her son “apparently left a note,” although law enforcement has not yet released a motive for the shooting.

“He’s never hurt anybody, he’s a really good kid,” she says. “We don’t even have weapons. I don’t know where he would have gotten a gun.

Louisville bank shooting: Police body cam shows officers shooting as CCTV shows Sturgeon with rifle

Law enforcement officials say the shooter, 25-year-old Connor Sturgeon, legally obtained the AR-15 firearm. However, the shooter’s actions shocked not only his mother.

A former high school classmate of the gunman told the story WDRB that he never saw any “kind of red flags or signs that this could ever happen,” adding, “It’s a complete shock. He was a very good child, he came from a very good family.”

Lousiville Bank Shooter’s Family Says He Struggled With ‘Mental Health Challenges.’

Louisville bank shooting: Police body cam shows officers shooting as CCTV shows Sturgeon with rifle

In a separate statement, his family said he suffers from depression and faces “mental health challenges.” They also claimed that there were “never any warning signs” that led to the five deaths.

“While Connor, like many of his peers, had mental health issues that we as a family actively addressed, there were never any warning signs or signs that he was capable of this shocking act,” the family said in a statement. “Words cannot express our sadness, anguish and horror at the unimaginable harm our son Connor has caused to innocent people, their families and the entire Louisville community.”

Louisville bank shooting: Police body cam shows officers shooting as CCTV shows Sturgeon with rifle

“We mourn their loss and the loss of our son Connor. We pray for all who were harmed by his senseless acts of violence and are deeply grateful for the courage and heroism of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department,” they added.

The victims have since been identified as Joshua Barrick, 40, Thomas Elliot, 63, Juliana Farmer, 45, James Tutt, 64, and Deana Eckert, 57.

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