Connor Sturgeon gun massacre took less than a minute, which he filmed on Instagram Live before waiting for cops to arrive. Began bloodshed by shooting female worker who had said Good Morning to him, before shooting her in the back and ambushing other co-workers.
Connor Sturgeon began his shooting rampage Monday morning by shooting a woman in the back — with Louisville cops saying it took the banker just a minute to carry out the massacre before he paused and waited for police to arrive, according to his Instagram livestream.
The footage documenting the unfolding incident has been scrubbed from the social media platform, but a Louisville city official described its contents to CNN.
Sturgeon, 25, was reportedly suicidal and on the verge of getting fired from Old National Bank when he carried out the mass shooting, which left five people dead and eight others wounded.
Sturgeon’s now-deleted livestream reportedly opens with a shot from his assault rifle as a female worker inside the bank says ‘good morning’ to him.
‘You need to get out of here,’ Sturgeon tells the woman in the video, then tries to shoot her in the back when she turns to flee.
Bodycam police video shows Louisville gunman waiting for cops
Mass shooting took less than a minute
His first attempt to gun down the woman fails because the safety on his rifle is still on and it is not yet loaded, according to the official speaking to CNN.
After Sturgeon removes the safety and loads the rifle, he takes aim at the woman who greeted him just moments earlier and strikes her in the back. Her condition is unknown.
The 25-year-old bank employee then reportedly continues firing on his colleagues on the first floor as they frantically run for their lives.
After about a minute of shooting, Sturgeon takes a break from the carnage and goes to sit in the lobby, apparently to await a police response, according to the official describing the video.
The first officers arrived at the bank in downtown Louisville less than two minutes later and engaged Sturgeon, who was killed during the exchange of fire.
Officials identified the five victims killed in the spree as Tommy Elliott, 63, Jim Tutt, 64, Joshua Barrick, 40, Juliana Farmer, 45, and Deanna Eckert, 57 (who died at hospital despite multiple surgeries).
Two of the injured were police officers, one of whom — a 26-year-old rookie officer, Nickolas Wilt who had joined the force just 10 days ago — was shot in the head and hospitalized in critical condition.
No official motive for the killing spree has been determined, but CNN reported Sturgeon had recently learned of his impending firing. It remained unclear why the recent hire was staged to be dismissed. Previous reports documented the worker and star athlete acknowledging struggling to fit in.