Four Dead, Including Suspected Gunaman, In Ohio Bank Shooting
According to Fox News, the gunman, who has not been identified, was subsequently shot dead in a shootout after 'three or four officers responded'.
A Fifth Third Bank manager told FOX19: "We did hear a gun shooting from the 29th floor. We could quickly see there was a large police presence and could see them blocking Fountain Square. We knew immediately something was wrong. We're a bit rattled."
@CincyPD UPDATE: active shooter/officer involved shooting incident at Fifth Third Bank at 511 Walnut Street in lobby and loading dock. Call received at 9:10am. Five victims injured, three dead. Suspect is dead. Three or four officers responded and engaged the shooter. pic.twitter.com/AlRP6wTANw
- Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) September 6, 2018
Another witness told FOX19 that he thought there was movie filming until he saw police carrying a wounded woman away from the scene and saw officers rushing to the scene.
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James Walker told CNN affiliate WLWT: "I heard about eight gunshots, and I actually got on my knees. I kind of got down on the ground and then all the cops started coming. I'm still shaking."
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said: "We send our prayers to the victims and their families. It appears police were there within seconds. So, he was actively shooting innocent victims and our officers were able to kill him and stop the threat quickly."
Governor of Ohio, John Kasich commended police saying: "There was a senseless act of gun violence on the streets of Cincinnati this morning. I've spoken with the Mayor and informed him the state will provide any necessary resources to the local police.
"I commend the law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel who swiftly responded to the scene and share my deepest sympathies with the innocent victims of this violent attack."
A Cincinnati police officer told reporters earlier that they do not expect any more shooting victims and warned people in the immediate vicinity to remain on lock down until further notice.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Cincinnati Police Department/@CincyPD
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