Dead After Gunman Opens Fire At Cincinnati Bank

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Cincinnati's Fountain Square

The area around Fountain Square was closed to foot traffic for the investigation.

Police don't know yet why 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez began shooting randomly inside the regional bank headquarters on Thursday morning.

As the officers ran toward the building, they spotted the gunman "actively firing shots in the first-floor lobby", the police chief said.

It was unclear if the gunman was shot by police or he shot himself, Police Chief Eliot Isaac said at a press conference.

"We prepare for situations like these and hope they never happen", said Amanda Nageleisen, UC Health spokeswoman.

Police made no mention of any search for a possible second attacker, but warned that the area would remain on lockdown as the scene was investigating. "And I'm thinking about how I can make a difference in the future", Austin said in the statement.

Afterward, police swarmed the gunman's apartment in North Bend, Ohio, about 15 miles west of Cincinnati. Deters confirmed it was the suspect's residence.

"It is all too clear that we have to do more in OH to address the gun violence affecting communities across the state", said a statement from the OH chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.

Federal and state agents were also on the scene as investigators swept the building.




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

"I looked behind me and saw the guy - he shot and then he shot again", Richardson said. Leonard Cain said he was headed into the bank when someone alerted him to the shooting. Cain said he then saw a woman also walking into the bank, and that people tried to get her attention, but she was wearing headphones and did not hear them. The emergency dispatcher tells her to stay there and wait for officers, who were already on the scene.

A woman who works with her had taken the elevator down to get a drink. Two people who were shot fled to the loading dock, he said.

According to the description of a GoFundMe page, Calderon was a married father of two, a boy and a girl.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco had met 25-year-old Pruthvi Kandepi at a local Hindu temple. The injured are still being treated in the hospital, Isaac said.

"This is abnormal. No other industrialized country has this level of active multiple shootings on a regular basis", Mayor John Cranley said about the shooting.

Fountain Square is host to concerts, food trucks and many retail shops. And Cranley said things "could have been much, much worse" without it.

Fifth Third operates some 1,200 banking centers in 10 states.

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