Several Dead After Shooting in Downtown Cincinnati

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Cincinnati's Fountain Square

Police Respond to Active Shooter Situation in Downtown Cincinnati

Omar Enrique Santa Perez used a legally-purchased 9mm handgun to shoot and kill three people in the lobby of the Fifth Third Bank headquarters in downtown Cincinnati on September 6, according to Fox, before responding officers shot him dead.

A vigil for the three people killed in Thursday's mass shooting will happen at 4:00 p.m. Friday at Fountain Square.

A police officer comforts a woman outside UCMC ER following an active shooter situation in downtown Cincinnati.

Omar Enrique Santa Perez, 29, shot three people to death before he was fatally shot by police officers in a brief gunbattle.

The shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the building's loading dock, Isaac said.

Isaac said officers arrived on the scene 55 seconds after the first 911 call.

The shooting rampage began at 9:10 a.m.at the Fifth Third Bank on Walnut Street, authorities said. The city's police chief said the gunman's mental health history is one of several areas they are investigating.

A woman who works on one of the lower floors of the building said her co-worker was on an elevator when the doors opened and she almost stepped on a man's body.

Officials with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirm they are currently searching the home of the now-deceased gunman at his home in North Bend, Ohio.

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Police say the officer explained that she had mistakenly entered Jean's home, thinking it was hers. It's not clear how the officer entered the wrong apartment nor is her race known.

"(He was) firing shots at anyone he sees", Isaac told reporters at a news conference. "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.

Leonard Cain told The Enquirer he was going into the bank when someone alerted him about the shooting.

A witness said a woman walked into the bank wearing headphones, and she did not hear warnings not to enter. When the elevator doors opened, Hanson said her co-worker nearly stepped on a man's body.

A spokesperson from Fifth Third said the family is preparing its next steps and soon will let people know how they can help.

Jaenetta Cook, who manages Servatii Bakery on the building's first floor, said she hurried to lock the door after the first two shots were fired. Then, she heard more that "sounded as if they were getting closer and closer". Cook said she and two other employees hid in the bathroom.

"I made it out to see my kids, to see another day", she said with relief.

Killed were Luis Felipe Calderon, 48; Pruthvi Raj Kandepi, 25; and Richard Newcomer, 64, according to the Hamilton County Coroner's office.

One died at the scene.

One of the wounded was in fair condition Friday and another patient was in serious condition at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The Fountain Square often hosts concerts, dancing, food trucks and other events around lunchtime or in the evenings and is neighbored by a hotel, restaurants and retail shops. He praised police and other emergency personnel, saying, "It could have been much, much worse".

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