Four Dead, Two Injured in Cincinnati Shooting

Four Dead, Two Injured in Cincinnati Shooting

Three victims are dead and at least two more have been injured in an active shooter situation that took place in downtown Cincinnati this morning.

Three victims are dead and at least two more have been injured in an active shooter situation that took place in downtown Cincinnati this morning. The shooter is also deceased. The shooting took place at the Fifth Third Bank building across the street from Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the scene was announced as secure at about 9:15 a.m.

According to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, the shooting took place in the loading dock and lobby of the building. Three or four police officers engaged the shooter in the lobby and gunfire was exchanged.

The shooter is deceased, Isaac said, but it was not yet clear if the gunman was shot by officers or if he shot himself. He said that the investigation may involve security video from the building itself, and possibly footage from officer body cameras.

Several buildings in the area were placed on lockdown as the situation unfolded, and police said in a media briefing that the lockdown on the Fifth Third Bank building would be lifted soon.

The investigation is ongoing, and partners including the FBI and ATF are on the scene.

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Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.

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