UPDATE: (09/06/18 11:10 PM)
CINCINNATI (AP)- A coroner in Cincinnati says the three men killed Thursday in a downtown office shooting ranged in age from 25 to 64.
The Hamilton County Coroner’s office identified the victims as 25-year-old Pruthvi Kandepi, 48-year-old Luis Calderon and 64-year-old Richard Newcomer.
All three were killed when police say 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez opened fire at the 30-story headquarters of Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati.
Two other people were wounded in the shooting before police officers shot and killed the shooter.
Investigators say Santa Perez used a 9mm handgun and had an estimated 200 rounds or more of ammunition.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac says authorities don’t know why Santa Perez opened fire Thursday morning.
UPDATE: (09/06/18 5:15 P.M.)
CINCINNATI (AP)- A prosecutor says the suspect in a downtown shooting that left four dead and two wounded was carrying a large amount of ammunition.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) tells WLWT-TV that the rapid police response likely prevented many more casualties. He says officers immediately charged toward the sound of gunfire coming from the Fifth Third Bancorp’s 30-story headquarters along Cincinnati’s Fountain Square.
He says an investigator told him the suspect had enough ammunition to cause “a bloodbath beyond imagination.”
Deters confirms that police are searching the suspect’s apartment home in North Bend, a village 15 miles (25 kilometers) west of Cincinnati. He says bomb squad investigators first made sure there were no booby-trap explosives inside.
Police haven’t named the suspect but plan a late afternoon update.
UPDATE: (9/06/18, 11:03) – Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building.
Isaac said the gunman then entered the bank’s lobby where he exchanged gunfire with the shooter. It’s unclear if the gunman shot himself or was shot by officers.
One of the victims died at the scene.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the gunman was “actively shooting innocent victims” and that it was a “horrific” scene.
CINCINNATI (AP) – Police say they’ve responded to an active shooter situation at the Fifth Third Bank building in downtown Cincinnati.
The police department in a Tweet described it as an “active shooter/officer involved shooting incident.”
An officer at the scene says there are at least two, and possibly more, people who’ve been shot. It wasn’t clear immediately if the shooter was one of them.
Streets around the building at the city’s Fountain Square were closed Thursday morning, as were sidewalks.