'HORRIFIC SITUATION': 4 dead in downtown Cincinnati bank shooting

'HORRIFIC SITUATION': 4 dead in downtown Cincinnati bank shooting

'HORRIFIC SITUATION': 4 dead in downtown Cincinnati bank shooting

Kandepi Pruthvi Raj, a 25-year old financial consultant from Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district who was killed after a gunman opened fire in a bank in Cincinnati in the U.S. on Thursday, was expected to return to India once his marriage was arranged, relatives said.

The emergency call about shots fired at 38 Fountain Square was received at 9:10 a.m. Isaac said an individual had entered the loading dock area and fired, then entered the lobby where gunfire was exchanged between the shooter and officers.

The suspect, Omar Enrique Santa Perez, had a pistol and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, police said.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the first responders and the police officers who confronted and killed the gunman showed true heroism and bravery. One victim was dead at the scene and four other shooting victims were transported to a hospital, where two of those people died, Isaac said.

At least three men, including a man from India, were killed and two others injured in a shooting at the Fifth Third Center in Cincinnati's Fountain Square on Thursday.

Afterward, police swarmed the gunman's apartment in North Bend, Ohio, about 15 miles west of Cincinnati. The wounded were listed there in critical condition and fair condition.

Newcomer was employed by Gilbane Building Co, a spokesman told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Ebony Ginyard, who works at a Dunkin' Donuts in Fountain Square, said she and other workers and customers dropped to the floor when the shooting started. We prepare for situations like these and hope they never happen.

Police did not say much about Perez.

"We couldn't be more grief-stricken", he said. It wasn't immediately clear if any knew the gunman.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Yudy Martinez Perez slumped against a kitchen wall and muttered denials after she heard the news.

A motive for the shooting is still under investigation. One victim was located at 5th and Walnut streets, police said. Police later found his gun had jammed during the four-minute rampage, Isaac said. "And I'm thinking about how I can make a difference in the future", Whitney Austin said in a statement obtained by Louisville CBS affiliate WLKY.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Fifth Third Bank said its "thoughts and prayers are with everyone caught up in this awful event". He saw a woman about to enter the bank and people shouted at her, he said, but she had headphones on.

"Then we knew what was going on", Hanson said. "The shots got closer and closer and closer and closer and that's all you can think about is, I'm next, I'm next, I'm next", Janetta Cook who works at a bakery shop near the lobby told CNN affiliate WCPO.

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