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The man killed five colleagues in the US after learning he was about to be fired

The man killed five colleagues in the US after learning he was about to be fired

A bank employee who walked into Louisville, US, with a rifle and killed five colleagues, found out hours before he was to be fired.

The man learned hours earlier that he would be laid off from Old National Bank, where he worked as an intern for three years and was hired as a business development specialist in June 2021, according to his LinkedIn profile.

An escapee told WHAS TV that he opened fire in a conference room on the lower first floor of the Old National Bank building on Monday.

When the police arrived at the scene, gunshots were heard inside the bank.

The 25-year-old shooter live-streamed the crime on Instagram. He died during a shootout with police, a local police chief told AP News. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, “quickly removed the live broadcast of this tragic incident,” it said in a statement.

Nine people, including two police officers, were injured and hospitalized – three have since been discharged. One of the injured, Tina Eckert, 57, died Monday night at a hospital.

A 26-year-old police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head and undergoing surgery.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he lost a friend in the shooting. “Tommy Elliott helped me build my legal career, helped me become governor, gave me advice on how to be a good father. He’s one of the people I talk to the most in the world, and we rarely talk about my work. A wonderful friend.”

The victims have been identified as Tommy Elliott, Josh Barrick, Jim Dutt and Julianna Farmer, police said.

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