Sixth person dies following mass shooting at Louisville bank

By: - April 10, 2023 10:23 pm

First responders gathered the morning of April 10 in downtown Louisville near the scene of a mass shooting at Old National Bank near Slugger Field. (Kentucky Lantern photo by Liam Niemeyer)

The Louisville Metro Police Department on social media announced Monday evening a sixth person has died following a mass shooting at a downtown Louisville bank. 

A tweet from LMPD announced the death of 57-year-old Deana Eckert, who joins four other victims who died from the mass shooting. Law enforcement killed the lone gunman Monday morning. 

According to a professional social media profile, Eckert served as an executive administrative officer at Old National Bank. 

“As this difficult day comes to an end, I’m sad to say that we have lost another life to today’s horrific shooting,” said Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg in a tweet. “Please join Rachel and me in praying for peace and comfort for her and her family.”

Gov. Andy Beshear in a tweet said his “heart breaks for these families, Louisville and our entire commonwealth.”

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Liam Niemeyer
Liam Niemeyer

Liam covers government and policy in Kentucky and its impacts throughout the Commonwealth for the Kentucky Lantern. He most recently spent four years reporting award-winning stories for WKMS Public Radio in Murray.

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