Five people were killed after a workplace shooting at a bank in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday morning. The city is set to honor the victims in a vigil Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.
Here’s what we know so far about the lives lost:
Joshua Barrick, 40, and his family were members of the Holy Trinity Parish Louisville, the church wrote on Facebook.
“Our hearts are heavy, they are broken, and we are searching for answers,” they wrote. “Please keep the entire Barrick family in your prayers, including his wife, Jessica, and their two sweet children, who are students in our school.”
Deana Eckert, 57, was one of the hospitalized victims who later died Monday, police announced. It’s unclear if she was among the three people in critical condition earlier in the day.
Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg described Eckert as a “very kind and a very thoughtful person.”
Tommy Elliott, Old National Bank senior vice president, is remembered by local and state leaders as a close mentor and beloved community leader.
“Tommy was a great man. He cared about finding good people and putting them in positions to do great things. He embraced me when I was very young and interested in politics,” state Sen. David Yates told CNN. “He was about lifting people up, building them up.”
Elliott, 63, was also close friends with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Greenberg, who said he spent Monday morning at the hospital with Elliott’s wife.
“It is painful, painful for all of the families I know,” Greenberg said. “It just hits home in a unique way when you know one of the victims so well.”
Beshear remembered Elliott as an “incredible friend” and also called the others who were killed “amazing people” who will be missed and mourned by their communities.
Juliana Farmer, 45, was also an employee of the bank who had just started a new chapter in her life by moving to Louisville from Henderson, her aunt Vicki Brooks-Scott told CNN affiliate WFIE. It had only been her third week on the job, according to Brooks-Scott. She last talked to her niece on Easter.
“She loved life,” Brooks-Scott said. “She was a beautiful young lady. All I can say is that heaven has gained a beautiful angel.”
Farmer leaves behind three children, four grandchildren, and a fifth due in September, according to her aunt.
James “Jim” Tutt, 64, was a “huge fan and supporter” of the downtown Louisville area and actively helped to promote it, Rebecca Fleischaker, the executive director of the Downtown Development Corporation, told CNN.
Tutt worked as the CRE market executive at Old National Bank in downtown Louisville since 2015, according to his LinkedIn.
He was on the board of the Downtown Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization, since 2018 and recently served as its treasurer.
CNN’s Caroll Alvarado, Celina Tebor, Elizabeth Wolfe, Laura Ly, John Miller and Holly Yan contributed to this report.
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