A workplace shooting at a bank in Louisville, Kentucky has left five people dead. The victims include Joshua Barrick, a member of Holy Trinity Parish Louisville, Deana Eckert, a kind and thoughtful person who has been described by Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg, Tommy Elliott, senior vice president of Old National Bank, who was a close mentor and beloved community leader, Juliana Farmer, an employee who had just started her new job and James “Jim” Tutt, a huge fan and supporter of the downtown area of Louisville. Tutt was serving as treasurer of the nonprofit organisation, the Downtown Development Corporation.
A vigil for the victims is set to take place in Louisville on Wednesday in honour of those lost.
The tragedy has left many heartbroken and searching for answers. Elliott’s close friend, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, has paid tribute to the victims and offered his condolences to their families. The mayor of Louisville also commented on the loss of Elliott at a press conference, reflecting on the impact of the tragedy when you know one of the victims so well. Beshear and Greenberg spent the morning with Elliott’s wife at the hospital whilst the three critical victims from the shooting were treated.
The shooting is a tragedy that has reverberated throughout the community and left many missing and mourning the loss of these individuals. Their families and friends are in the thoughts of many, and the community is coming together to support one another and pay respect to those who were lost in such a senseless act of violence.