'A horrific situation': 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

'A horrific situation': 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

'A horrific situation': 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

Three men and one woman were transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, hospital officials said. The gunman then entered the bank's lobby, where he exchanged gunfire with the police, Isaac said. He was ultimately shot and killed.

It's unclear if the gunman shot himself or was shot by officers. No officers were injured.

'The police saved lives, and we owe them all a huge debt of gratitude, ' Mayor John Cranley said.

Police say he drove his own vehicle to the Fountain Square area sometime before 9 a.m. and entered several businesses, including a sandwich shop at the Fifth Third Center.

Five people were shot, some multiple times, in the incident, they said, adding that the gunman was killed in a shootout with the police. More details will be released Friday. Police were searching his apartment in North Bend Thursday afternoon, looking for any clues about the attack or its motive.

"There's something deeply sick at work here, and we as a country need to work on it", Cranley said.

"Let's join efforts to help Ana Maria through these hard times, when she has so many unforeseen expenses to cover", they wrote.

The building is located in Fountain Square, a hub for entertainment and dining in the city. It is home to retail stores, business officers, hotels and eateries.

Gun shots rang out just after 9 am (9 pm Singapore time) at the high-rise headquarters of Fifth Third Bank, a regional financial institution in Ohio's third-largest city.

Witnesses describe a chaotic scene.

"She walked in the door and he shot her", Cain told the paper, saying that he heard up to 15 shots fired.

He wanted to come back to his children within another a year or so, she said, once he had saved enough money.

The building the gunman targeted was said to have strict security, and it wasn't clear how he was able to get in.

"All he had to do was look over the counter at us and we would have been shot", Ginyard told reporters, adding she saw the shooter reload his pistol. The situation is contained and the shooter is no longer a threat.

Newcomer, a superintendent at Gilbane Building Company was working Thursday at the Fifth Third Center, Gilbane spokesman Wes Cotter said.

"We continue to work with law enforcement as we ensure the safety of our employees and customers".

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered flags in Ohio to be lowered to half-staff until Monday.

Police body camera video played Friday showed officers taking cover behind a corner of the building on some stairs and firing through the glass.

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