Three killed in shooting at Cincinnati bank

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Amanda Nageleisen, a spokeswoman for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, previously confirmed to HuffPost that the center had received four victims from the scene.

The Cincinnati Police Department has a suspect in custody after an active shooter situation in downtown Cincinnati that reportedly left at least five people injured.

Police said the shooting started at the loading dock of the building and continued into the lobby.

An officer at the scene says there are at least two, and possibly more, people who've been shot.

Police identified him as Omar Enrique Santa Perez, 29, but said they don't know what motivated the attack. One has been upgraded to serious condigtion and the other is in fair condition, according to UC Health.

The building is home to Fifth Third Bancorp's headquarters along with a number of other businesses, including ice cream, pastry and sandwich shops. And Cranley said things "could have been much, much worse" without it.

"She walked in the door and he shot her", Cain told The Cincinnati Enquirer, adding he heard up to 15 shots.

One witness, Leonard Cain, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he was going inside the bank when someone yelled that he shouldn't because of the shooting.

After the incident was over, police said four people, including the gunman, were dead.

Streets around Fountain Square were closed, media reported.

"We as a country have to figure out how to end it", Cranley said.

"I just (saw) people running out of the building", the witness said.

Bank employees sheltered in situ for an hour or more as officers swept the building and cordoned off several downtown city blocks. Perez hit some of his victims multiple times, according to Isaac.

"I heard about eight gunshots, and I actually got on my knees".

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"They were dropping to the ground to get away, trying to find a way to protect themselves", she told Local 12 News. He said he saw a man firing a gun inside the bank lobby.

Perez's aunt said her nephew held various jobs and was now working, though his aunt and her family did not know where.

"This is not normal, and it shouldn't be viewed as normal", the mayor told reporters, adding that the United States is the only industrialized nation with frequent active shooting incidents.

Sammarco posted Thursday on Facebook, asking how officials will explain to his parents "they will never see their son again because of a senseless shooting in a foreign country".

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