Four Dead, Including Gunman, Dead in Cincinnati Bank Shooting

Four Dead, Including Gunman, Dead in Cincinnati Bank Shooting

Four Dead, Including Gunman, Dead in Cincinnati Bank Shooting

Police detained a suspect in a shooting Thursday at a Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati's Fountain Square, a police dispatcher said. The suspect died after being "engaged" by police officers.

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.

Five people were shot, including three who died from their injuries, Isaac said. The other is still in serious condition.

"These are things we see happening across the country and we all have to be vigilant and prepared to deal with these situations", Isaac said.

He lived about 15 miles west of Cincinnati in the town of North Bend, Ohio, since at least 2015, Isaac said.

Santa Perez had about 200 rounds of ammunition with him during the shootings, Issac said. The Fifth Third Center is a 30-story skyscraper that sits on the square.

The incident occurred in a lobby and loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank on Walnut Street, city's Fountain Square.

Witnesses said they heard volleys of gunfire and one said that a woman was shot as she entered the bank building's lobby.

Gregory Hartsfield told CNN affiliate WXIX that the shooting unfolded on an upper floor of the building.

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-This report was updated at 11:38 a.m.

No traffic is being allowed on Walnut between 5th and 6th streets, 5th from Walnut to Race, and northbound on Vine from 3rd to 6th streets.

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

"We did hear a gun shooting from the 29th floor". It is unclear how he got to Fountain Square, but he entered multiple businesses before going to the bank, according to the police chief. We knew immediately something was wrong. "We're a bit rattled", said a Fifth Third Bank manager.

Workers in the area have been told to shelter in their officers.

The incident remains under investigation, and the gunman has not been identified.

Medics pronounced the gunman, and one of his victims, dead at the scene. The FBI and ATF are also assisting. "It could have been much, much worse", Cranley said. "What we need, as a community is ― not just as a community but as a country ― is how to end these multiple mass shootings".

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (D), speaking at a news conference earlier Thursday, decried the gun violence as something that "shouldn't be viewed as normal". "Our hearts are broken today".

"I commend law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel who swiftly responded to the scene and share my deepest sympathies with the victims", he wrote. "Police responding to 5th/3rd bank building for possible shooting", the station reported on Twitter.

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