Bank shooter wrote chilling note to family before gunning down 5 people

A shooter wrote a chilling note before he killed five people in a rampage at a bank where he worked.

The shooting happened on Monday (April 10), at the Old National Bank in Louisville, Kentucky in the US.

The killer, Connor Sturgeon, 25, also injured nine others in the attack and was also pronounced dead at the scene.

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It is believed Sturgeon had recently been sacked from his role at the bank and he had written a note to his family and friends before going on the killing spree.

Sturgeon also shared ominous Instagram posts before going to the bank, with one stating: “They won’t listen to words or protests. Let’s see if they hear this.”

According to police, he then livestreamed the shooting, with law enforcement working to remove any footage shared online.

LMPD interim chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said: “I will say this – the suspect was live streaming. And unfortunately, that’s tragic. To know that that incident was out there and captured.”

Some employees at the bank managed to escape the bloodshed by hiding inside toilets and conference rooms.

After Sturgeon was confirmed to have died, police evacuated the remaining staff out of the bank, with some spotting the shooter's lifeless body on the first floor.

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The five victims have been named as Josh Barrick, 40, Tommy Elliot, 63; Juliana Farmer, 57, Jim Tutt, 64, and Deanna Eckert, 57.

Ekert had was taken to hospital for life saving treatment, but later died there more than twelve hours after the attack.

The police department had reported an “active aggressor” in the city centre shortly before 8:30am on Monday morning.

New details have since come to light about the man's mental wellbeing, with some suggesting a link between his known CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a condition caused by multiple concussions associated with high impact sports, and the killing.

Sturgeon was a star athlete at school and allegedly wore a helmet during basketball games due to the frequent number of concussions he suffered.

A former classmate of Sturgeon's suggested that his CTE may have been a factor in the massacre.

Those with CTE are susceptible to aggression, mood swings, depression, and paranoia.

American Football player Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, was found to have had chronic CTE after he took his own life in jail in 2017.

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