Cincinnati bank shooting: 4 dead, including gunman; suspect was 'actively shooting innocent victims'

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Authorities say the gunman was 'actively shooting innocent victims.'

Police say three people were killed and two others were injured in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting.

The gunman is dead.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building.


Isaac said the gunman then entered the bank's lobby where three to four officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter. It's unclear if the gunman shot himself or was shot by officers.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the gunman was "actively shooting innocent victims" and that it was a "horrific" scene.

According to officials, there were five victims total in the shooting.

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center says it received four of those victims. Three of them are men and one of them is a woman.

Two of the victims died at the hospital. One person is in critical condition and another person is in serious condition.

The fifth person died at the scene. No officers were injured.


Authorities say they did recover a weapon. They're now working to evacuate the rest of the people who are still in the bank building.

RAW VIDEO: Police respond to active shooting incident in downtown Cincinnati

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Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting.

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Raw video of the scene where four people were killed, including the alleged gunman, during a bank shooting in downtown Cincinnati

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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