An Indian among three killed in Cincinnati bank shooting

An Indian among three killed in Cincinnati bank shooting

An Indian among three killed in Cincinnati bank shooting

Isaac credits quick action by his officers for preventing more people from being shot. No officers were injured in the incident.

Mayor John Cranley said the gunman was "actively shooting innocent victims" and lamented how commonplace gun violence has become in America during a press conference following the violent attack.

It happened at a 30-story building, home to regional banker Fifth Third Bancorp and other businesses, including popular ice cream, pastry and sandwich shops.

He praised "the heroism" of police who ended the threat within seconds and the response of other emergency personnel.

The gunman was shot multiple times as four police officers approached him and he died at the scene.

Isaac said investigators looked at the 9mm handgun that Santa Perez bought legally in August and noticed it had jammed at some point.

"Horrific, grotesque and unacceptable", he said.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene and are assisting Cincinnati police in their investigation, the bureaus said.

Streets around the building at the city's Fountain Square have been closed and police have since tweeted the surrounding area "remains on lockdown" until further notice.

"It could have been much, much worse", Cranley said.

First responders tend to a victim of a shooting near Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.

Kandepi was an engineer who worked as a consultant for the bank.

Witnesses describe a chaotic scene. As previously announced, two other victims received at UC Medical Center are deceased.

"I made it out to see my kids, to see another day", she said with relief.

The only son of Kandepi Gopinath and Kandepi Sudha Rani, Pruthviraj had gone to the USA six years ago and after completing his education joined the bank as a consultant.

"Oh, no, no, no, no", the woman said as she slumped against the wall and spoke to Santa Perez's sister. When the elevator doors opened, Hanson said her co-worker nearly stepped on a man's body.

Newly released security footage from inside the lobby showed the gunman firing randomly while carrying a briefcase with hundreds of rounds of ammunition over his shoulder. 5/3rd Building on Walnut, downtown Cincinnati.

Cincinnati-based regional banker Fifth Third Bancorp offers thoughts and prayers for "everyone caught up in this awful event".

Dozens of law enforcement officers and medics swarmed the scene. "We are grateful for the support and concerns from our neighbors throughout Cincinnati and the country".

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered flags in Ohio to be lowered to half-staff until Monday.

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