At 9:10 a.m., the shooter opened fire at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building and then entered the lobby, where he continued firing, Police Chief Eliot Isaac said at a press event after the shooting. The shooter and police exchanged fire in the lobby, and it wasn’t yet clear if the suspect shot himself or if police did, Isaac said.
@CincyPD UPDATE: active shooter/officer involved shooting incident at Fifth Third Bank at 511 Walnut Street in lobby and loading dock. Call received at 9:10am. Five victims injured, three dead. Suspect is dead. Three or four officers responded and engaged the shooter. pic.twitter.com/AlRP6wTANw— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) September 6, 2018
Thank you to @CincyPD officers and @CincyFireEMS who acted bravely and arrived in seconds to assist in today’s shooting. Things happening across the country and we all have to be vigilant and prepared at all times. https://t.co/MDjucuiE3T— Chief Eliot K. Isaac (@ChiefEIsaac) September 6, 2018