Watch: Officials provide update on shooting in Louisville, Kentucky

The gunman who opened fire at a downtown bank Monday morning, killing five people – including a close friend of the governor – was an employee who livestreamed the attack on Instagram, officials said.

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At least eight other people were injured, officials said, and the suspect was also dead. Two police officers were among the injured, including recent academy graduate Nickolas Wilt, 26, who was shot in the head and was in critical condition after surgery.

Interim Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel identified the gunman as Connor Sturgeon, 25, and said he was livestreaming while shooting with a rifle. Meta, the parent company for Instagram, said it had quickly taken down the livestream.

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  1. I’m sick of “officials providing updates” update on what? Here’s your update, America is infected with hate and guns.

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