Several Dead After Shooting in Downtown Cincinnati

Emergency personnel and police respond to a reported active shooter situation near Fountain Square Thursday Sept. 6 2018 in Cincinnati

Emergency personnel and police respond to a reported active shooter situation near Fountain Square Thursday Sept. 6 2018 in Cincinnati

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

Four people are dead, including the suspect, in a shooting at Fifth Third Bank in downtown Cincinnati Thursday morning. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said investigators have not established a motive, but they are confident Perez acted alone.

Mayor Cranley said a vigil is planned for 4 p.m. on Friday for victims, first responders and the city.

The building is home to Fifth Third Bancorp's headquarters along with a number of other businesses, including ice cream, pastry and sandwich shops.

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

A tweet from the official police department account called the situation an "active shooter/officer involved shooting incident" at the Fifth Third Bank lobby and loading dock.

Witness Leonard Cain, who said he heard up to 15 gunshots, was walking into the bank when someone alerted him of the shooting. He said a woman, who was wearing headphones, didn't hear the warnings and walked into the bank and was shot.

Yudy Martinez Perez broke down in sobs when she learned her nephew was the shooter, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

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

A vigil for the three people killed in Thursday's mass shooting will happen at 4:00 p.m. Friday at Fountain Square.

"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. "I went around to the north side of the building and sat down".

The shooter was reportedly dressed in business casual clothes and carrying a briefcase before opening fire at people at a downtown bank. Cook said she and two other employees hid in the bathroom.

People in and around the building reported hearing a series of gunshots.

Perez's aunt said her nephew held various jobs and was now working, though his aunt and her family did not know where.

Cotter said Newcomer had worked for Gilbane, which has headquarters in Rhode Island and has two offices in OH, for four years, overseeing trade workers.

The suspect was subsequently killed by police.

"Then we knew what was going on", Hanson said. "After that I started running".

"It's heartbreaking", Cranley said.

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". The company in a statement said it's working with law enforcement and offers thoughts and prayers for "everyone caught up in this awful event".

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