From left, James Tutt, Juliana Farmer, Tommy Elliott, Joshua Barrick.via Facebook; via LinkedIn

By Morgan Chesky, Andrew Blankstein and David K. Li

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A gunman opened fire at a bank in downtown Louisville on Monday, killing at least four people — including a close friend of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear — and injuring nine others, authorities said.

The gunman was identified as Connor Sturgeon, 25, who police said was an employee of Old National Bank on East Main Street, where the gunfire erupted at about 8:38 a.m.

Parts of the attack were livestreamed, police said.

Responding officers arrived in three minutes, exchanged gunfire with the gunman and killed him, interim Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel told reporters.

“The suspect shot at officers. We then returned fire and stopped that threat,” she said. “The suspect is deceased.”

Gwinn-Villaroel also confirmed that the shooter showed some of the deadly attack live on social media.

“The suspect was livestreaming, and unfortunately that’s tragic to know that that incident was out there and captured,” she said. “And so we’re hopeful that we can have that incident removed.”

The four killed were identified as: Tommy Elliott, 63; Juliana Farmer, 45; Jim Tutt, 64; and Josh Barrick, 40.

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