Police in Kentucky have released the identity of the 23-year-old shooter who opened fire at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville.
The gunman was Connor Sturgeon, a syndications associate and portfolio banker who worked at the bank since June of 2021. He was fatally shot by police who responded to the scene around 8:50 a.m. on April 10 three minutes after receiving reports about the attack. The shooting reportedly began around 8:30 a.m., 30 minutes before the bank was scheduled to open for the day.
Four people were killed in the shooting. Nine others, including one police officer, were injured.
“I don’t know if he was an active employee or former employee but the shooter did have a connection to the building,” Louisville Metro Police Chief Paul Humphrey said during a press conference.
Sturgeon received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Alabama.
On his LinkedIn profile, Sturgeon indicated he had interned at Old National Bank for three consecutive summers between 2018 and 2020. In one post announcing he would be taking the internship “back home in Louisville,” Sturgeon wrote he was excited to “support some amazing people along the way.”
Jim Ryan, the CEO of Old National Bank, commented “Welcome!” on the post while the bank’s Talent Development Officer Julie Schrader wrote, “Can’t wait to have you join us this summer, Connor! You’ll do great work!”
Sturgeon attended Floyd Central High School where his father, Todd, was the head basketball coach until 2022. The Courier-Journal reports that Sturgeon’s family lives in Greenville, Indiana.
Police have not confirmed the rumors that Sturgeon livestreamed his attack on Instagram. His profile appears to have been removed from the platform.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg announced on Twitter that “a family assistance center for anyone involved in today’s shooting [was available] at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 3rd and Market entrance.” He directed victims and family members of those involved to go to the center for updates.
“Our city has experienced another horrific tragedy this morning with a mass shooting at Old National Bank,” Greenberg wrote in a separate statement. “There, an evil act of gun violence took multiple lives and left several people, including one of our police officers, fighting for their lives.”
President Joe Biden called for “commonsense” gun regulations in a statement following the shooting.
“Jill and I are praying for those killed and injured in the tragic shooting in Louisville, and for the survivors who will carry grief and trauma for the rest of their lives,” said Biden.
“How many more Americans must die before Republicans in Congress will act to protect our communities?” he continued. “It’s long past time that we require safe storage of firearms. Require background checks for all gun sales. Eliminate gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability.”