Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Dead After Gunman Opens Fire At Cincinnati Bank

Dead After Gunman Opens Fire At Cincinnati Bank

One of the victims also died at the scene.

Streets around the building at the city's Fountain Square were closed Thursday morning, as were sidewalks.

Bank manager Greg Harshfield, who on the 29th floor of the building when the shooting began, said that he heard multiple shots and saw police arrive nearly immediately.

Kevin Grasha, a reporter with The Enquirer said the scene is now secure with reports of several people with critical gunshot wounds.

At this stage, the attacker's motive is unclear. He then entered through the side of the building and opened fire before continuing into the lobby are and firing more shots, Isaac said. "He was very quiet", said Martinez, who speaks only limited English.

Fifth Third, which operates 1,200 banking centers across several states, in a statement offered its "thoughts and prayers" for everyone "caught up in this bad event".

"All he had to do was look over at the counter at us and we would have been shot", she added. Police later swarmed an apartment in North Bend, Ohio, a village some 15 miles west of Cincinnati.

Almost three hours after the incident, several streets in downtown Cincinnati remained closed to traffic.

The three men killed were Luis Felipe Calderon, 48; Pruthvi Raj Kandepi, 25; and Richard Newcomer, 64, according to Dylan Wical of the the Hamilton County Coroner's office.

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center confirmed to WCPO that four victims were transported to its hospital. The mayor said his dad used to work in the building. I kind of got down on the ground and then all the cops started coming.

@CincyPD UPDATE: active shooter/officer involved shooting incident at Fifth Third Bank at 511 Walnut Street in lobby and loading dock.

In June, a gunman killed five and injured two at The Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Annapolis, Maryland.

A witness said a woman walked into the bank wearing headphones, and she did not hear warnings not to enter. "Police responding to 5th/3rd bank building for possible shooting", the station reported on Twitter.

Pictures from the scene show a large police response and victims being treated by paramedics.

An officer at the scene says there are at least two, and possibly more, people who've been shot.

People were also asked to avoid the area around Fountain Square.

Gov. Kasich went on to commend law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel for their swift reaction to the scene and shared his sympathies with the victims.

"Then we knew what was going on", Hanson said.

"It could have been any one of us", Mayor John Cranley said.

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