Shooting at bank in OH kills four people, including gunman

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Two other victims are being treated at University of Cincinnati hospital.

At least two people are dead while several others were injured Thursday morning after a reported Cincinnati bank shooting at the Fifth Third Bank Downtown. When four police officers arrived, they shot the suspect through glass windows and killed him, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said.

Police in Cincinnati have reported three people killed and a gunman dead in a shooting at a bank.

The police chief said he could not say whether the gunman shot himself in addition to being shot by police. One has died, two are in critical condition and one is in serious condition.

"He was actively shooting innocent victims it appears", Cranley said.

Another victim was reportedly located inside the nearby Graeter's ice cream shop, next door to the Fifth Third Bank building on Fountain Square.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the rapid police response probably prevented many more casualties.

"The Cincinnati police first wrote "@CincyPD investigating active shooter/officer involved shooting incident at Fifth Third Bank at 511 Walnut Street in lobby and loading dock.

He said a woman also was walking into the bank at the same time, but had her headphones on and couldn't hear their warnings.

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Varying media accounts quote witnesses as saying they heard anywhere from eight to 15 gunshots.

Reports of an active shooter began to flood the city's 911 lines just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

The office tower where the shooting occurred remained on lockdown more than an hour after the incident, as police swept the building. "I will be eating lunch on Fountain Square tomorrow, mindful of the true character of Cincinnati". "I can't put into words how grief-stricken we are", Cotter said.

This handout photo obtained on September 6, 2018 courtesy of Jeremy Monahan via Twitter shows police responding to a shooting at a bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He had fired 35 rounds inside the lobby as receptionists and other workers starting their day dove for cover, Isaac said. Martinez Perez described him as "very quiet" and said he had been working various jobs but his family didn't know where.

A WKRC-TV reporter posted pictures to Twitter showing police responding to the scene.

The scene was secure not long after the department received the report at 9:10 a.m., according to police and the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I kind of got down on the ground and then all the cops started coming", witness James Walker told CNN affiliate WLWT.

"This is abnormal. No other industrialized country has this level of active multiple shootings on a regular basis, nearly on a daily basis". The Fifth Third Center is a 30-story skyscraper that sits on the square.

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