Shooting in downtown Louisville leaves at least five dead, nine injured

The deceased include the shooter, who was "neutralized" and no longer poses an "active threat," according to information released by local police.

Five people were killed, including the attacker, and nine others were injured following a shooting Monday morning at the Old National Bank facility in downtown Louisville, Ky.

Local police identified the shooter as Connor Sturgeon, a 23-year-old who worked at the bank for nearly two years as a "union associate and portfolio banker." In addition, he completed three previous summer internships there.

The attacker used a rifle. It is not fully known whether he bought it himself, according to the city's acting Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel. Sturgeon was "neutralized" and "there is no longer an active aggressor threat."

It was reported that two police officers were injured. One of them was shot in the head. All the victims were taken to the University Hospital.

Crime scene: a bank conference room

The gunman opened fire at around 8:35 a.m. local time in the bank's conference room. Officers arrived on scene within three minutes of being called and found the suspect still shooting. Eyewitnesses told local media outlet WHAS that the shooter appeared to be carrying a long gun:

He just started shooting. ... Whoever was next to me was shot. I have blood.

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg asked residents to avoid the area around the crime until further notice.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he was on his way to the scene of the crime: "Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville," he added.

FBI and Louisville Field Division (ATF) agents continue to investigate and provide support in the area of the incident.