Developing Story: Louisville police respond to shooting with multiple casualties; shooter neutralized

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • Louisville police say 5 dead, 6 injured in shooting in Kentucky city’s downtown area
  • Louisville police, mayor urging public to stay out of downtown area
  • The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department says there are “multiple casualties” in the Kentucky city Monday “
  • The lone shooter in the incident – who has not been publicly identified – is “deceased,” according to police. The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. local time at a building that houses an Old National Bank location and officers responded within minutes.
  • “Please pray for all of the families impacted and for the city of Louisville,” Gov. Andy Beshear said in a tweet, adding that he is heading there now.
  • Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

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Romanian Black Sea refinery blast kills one, injures five

By Radu-Sorin Marinas

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – A blast and fire on Friday at Romania’s biggest crude oil refinery killed one person and injured five others, authorities and the company which runs the Petromidia plant on the Black Sea said.

Video footage from a nearby beach in the coastal resort of Mamaia showed black smoke rising from the area next to the refinery and some tourists reported hearing a loud bang.

Rompetrol Rafinare, part of KMG International Group, said the explosion was inside the diesel hydrotreating unit, and that processes had been halted safely.

At 1615 GMT it said the fire had been completely put out, the incident “was neutralized successfully” and Rompetrol would continue to provide fuels for its stations in Romania and the Black Sea region.

“Five of our colleagues are in medical care at Constanta County Hospital, and we are sorry to inform you that a person has been identified as deceased,” its statement added.

The company declined to comment on the likely financial damage but said an assessment of the impact on technological processes will be performed to provide a clear picture and predictability in terms of restarting the refinery facilities.

Petromidia is based on the shores of the Black Sea in Navodari, 20 km (12.5 miles) north of the country’s biggest port, Constanta.

It said it processed a total of 1.26 million tonnes of raw materials in the first quarter of this year, a similar level to a year before, and had been running at 84% capacity.

Rompetrol closed 1.96% down at 0.05 lei.

(Editing by Jane Merriman, Jan Harvey, Alexander Smith and Philippa Fletcher)