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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.
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 first reported an “active shooter” situation in Fountain Square at the building, which is the corporate headquarters of the Fifth Third Bank. Videos and photos taken from witnesses showed multiple patrol cars at the scene. One photo showed a bloodied man being taken away on a stretcher.
A manager at Fifth Third Bank told FOX19 the shooting left employees “a bit rattled.”
A witness told the news station that he thought there was a movie shooting until he saw a women with a gunshot wound being taken away.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich called the shooting “senseless” and commended officials’ swift response.
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