Dead After Gunman Opens Fire At Cincinnati Bank

Police Respond to Active Shooter Situation in Downtown Cincinnati

"Square and surrounding area will be closed to foot traffic", police wrote.

The accused, 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez, was gunned down by the police after he opened fire at the Fifth Third Bank headquarters.

He had a pistol and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, police said, adding that the gunman was not a former or current employee of the bank.

"As the officers approached the lobby area of the Fifth Third Center, they encountered a lone gunman actively firing shots in the first-floor lobby", he said.

Police Captain Jeff Butler said no additional victims will be brought to the UCMC emergency room.

One witness, James Walker told CNN affiliate WLWT, said he heard about eight gunshots and got on his knees.

Police say the families of the three victims have all been notified. They say he never worked there and an apartment search hasn't turned up any answers so far. Deters confirmed it was the suspect's residence. "We're in the very early stages (of investigation)".

Police officers and ambulances rushed to the scene at the Fifth Third Center, a 30-story building in the heart of downtown, during the morning rush.

"Words can not describe what I'm sure we are all feeling", said Larry Newcomer. "She walked in the door and he shot her", Cain told the Cincinnati Enquirer. He saw a woman about to enter the bank and people shouted at her, he said, but she had headphones on.

Jessica Hanson, a contractor with the bank's concierge company, works on one of the lower floors overlooking Fountain Square. It is unclear how he got to Fountain Square, but he entered multiple businesses before going to the bank.

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Austin is grateful for the officers who aided her and for the support from many others, the spokesperson said.

His aunt, Yudy Martinez Perez, slumped against a kitchen wall and muttered denials after she heard the news, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

She said the shooter was so close that she could smell the gunpowder as he fired.

"And I'm thinking about how I can make a difference in the future", she said.

Luis Felipe Calderon, one of the victims in the Fifth Third shooting on September 6, 2018 in Cincinnati.

The two wounded people were in critical and fair condition, University of Cincinnati Medical Center said.

All four had suffered gunshot wounds.

If it had taken longer to kill him, Perez could have killed many more people, Mayor John Cranley said.

The Fountain Square often hosts concerts, dancing, food trucks and other events around lunchtime or in the evenings and is neighbored by a hotel, restaurants and retail shops.

Mayor John Cranley condemned the violence in a statement to reporters Thursday, saying "we as a country have to end it".

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