A second shooting left one dead in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, Monday afternoon. The suspects fled the scene before police arrived, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The shooting occurred outside a campus building at Jefferson Community and Technical College. All Jefferson campuses were subsequently closed for the day.
“Out of reverence for those involved in shootings that have occurred today, all Jefferson campuses will close at 12:00. All classes are canceled, and offices are closed for the remainder of the day,” the school wrote on Facebook.
“All Jefferson campuses are clear with the exception of the Technical campus which is still on lockdown. No active aggressor on the Technical Campus. We can confirm there was a shooting outside of Tech A,” it added. “We are following police protocol, the Technical Campus will remain on lockdown.”
The college shooting took place just hours after a mass shooter killed five people and injured six others, including a law enforcement officer, in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday morning. police said.
The shooting took place at Old National Bank and video of the scene showed police running to warn people outside the bank while shouting, “Active shooter at the bank!”
Governor Andy Beshear tweeted, “Today is a tragedy. Louisville and the entire commonwealth are mourning and we call on everyone to share the love, support and compassion this community desperately needs right now.”
“A senseless act took the lives of our fellow Kentuckians, including friends of mine. What these families are experiencing is unimaginable. They need us to wrap our arms around them and to love them with all our hearts. 2/3,” he added in a second tweet.
“Thank you to the heroic members of the LMPD and all of our first responders who undoubtedly saved lives while putting their own at risk. We are forever grateful. ^AB 3/3,” Beshear concluded.
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.