Authorities on Friday said they have not figured out why 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez opened fire inside the lobby of a building where he never worked or had any known connection. He then entered through the side of the building and opened fire before continuing into the lobby are and firing more shots, Isaac said.
Cincinnati Police have confirmed that the gunman is deceased. Deters confirmed it was the suspect's residence.
"These are things we see happening across the country, and we all have to be vigilant and prepared to deal with these situations", Isaac said. "We're in the very early stages" of the investigation. I've spoken with the Mayor and informed him the state will provide any necessary resources to the local police. "After that, I started running", Richardson told the paper.
He said a woman was also walking into the bank and people tried to get her attention but she had headphones on.
A superintendent, he was at the building overseeing construction work on the third floor of the building.
Luis Calderon left his family in Miami a year ago to take a better, executive job with the bank, but he was trying to figure out how to get back to Florida, his wife said.
Austin, who said he was hysterical when he learned of his wife's condition, told CNN that she is expected to make a full recovery but has more surgeries in her future. Then, it "sounded as if they were getting closer and closer". Cook said she and two other employees hid in the bathroom for the duration of the shooting. "I can't put into words how grief-stricken we are", Cotter said. According to reports, Pruthvi Raj Kandepi is Andhra Pradesh.
An officer at the scene says there are at least two, and possibly more, people who've been shot. They were in serious and fair condition Friday, said officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
All four had suffered gunshot wounds.
According to the Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, officers responded to a 911 call around 9:10 a.m. local time about an "active shooter" at the bank.
Fountain Square is often the site of concerts, dancing, food trucks and other events around lunchtime or in the evenings.
Perez is a USA citizen born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, family members said Thursday. He said it "could have been much, much worse" if not for the immediate police response to end the threat.
Television footage showed bodies being carried out on stretchers and police surrounding the area around the Fifth Third Center skyscraper, which is the corporate headquarters for Fifth Third Bank.
Ohio Governor John Kasich ordered flags to be lowered in honor of the victims in Thursday morning's Fifth Third Bank shooting downtown.