It's still not clear what provoked the 25-year-old employee to go on a deadly rampage
Louisville Metro Police Department Lt. Col. Aaron Crowell provided a few more specifics about the timeline of the fatal shooting at a bank Monday that left five dead.
During a briefing on Tuesday, Crowell said that the shooter was “neutralized” approximately three minutes after police responded.
“It’s about a nine-minute span from the time he begins his assault,” Cromwell said. “And then there’s a few minutes after that, before we get the first call on it. Three minutes after that, when we respond to the scene. And then about three minutes after, we respond, the subject is neutralized.”
Crowell reiterated that the gun purchased by the shooter in the fatal bank shooting was an AR-15-style rifle.
Louisville Metro Interim Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said it was a “targeted” incident, as the shooter — who was an employee of the bank — knew the victims.
Police said they don’t know whether armed guards were present in the building.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg added that the shooting took place on the first floor of the bank building, and there were other people in the building at the time who were later cleared from the scene by police.
How it unfolded: The shooting began around 8:30 a.m. ET, police said, about 30 minutes before the bank opens to the public. Bank staff were holding their morning meeting in a conference room when the shooter opened fire, bank manager Rebecca Buchheit-Sims said.
One bank employee frantically called her husband as she sheltered inside a locked vault, the husband, Caleb Goodlett told CNN affiiliate WLKY. By the time he called 911, police were already aware of the shooting, he said.
The gunman was killed in a shootout with officers, police said.
CNN’s Michelle Krupa contributed to this report.