— Alison Montoya (@AlisonMontoya) September 6, 2018
At least three people were killed and two others were injured Thursday after a gunman opened fire at a bank’s headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, officials said.
The gunman opened fire at the loading dock and lobby area of the of the Fifth Third Center in the city’s Fountain Square around 9:10 a.m., Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said in a news conference. The gunman, who has not been identified, was subsequently killed after he exchanged gunfire with three to four police officers.
“[The gunman] was actively shooting at innocent victims, it appears, and our officers were able to kill him and stop the threat,” Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said.
Cranley also noted the building, which is the corporate headquarters of the Fifth Third Bank, also houses popular ice cream, sandwich and pastry shops. He added that the shooting “could have been much, much worse” if not for the immediate police response to end the threat.
Isaac said there is no additional threat in the area and praised officers for their “quick response.” No officers were injured in the incident.
Authorities were called to the scene in Fountain Square for an “active shooter” situation. Videos and photos taken from witnesses showed multiple patrol cars at the scene. One photo showed a bloodied man…
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. 1/
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) September 6, 2018