Finance Consultant From Andhra Pradesh Among 3 Killed In US Bank Shooting

Finance Consultant From Andhra Pradesh Among 3 Killed In US Bank Shooting

Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac said investigators don't know why Santa Perez chose to open fire in the building that headquarters Fifth Third Bancorp.

Perez, wearing a long-sleeved shirt, trousers and a shoulder bag, could be seen behind the security turnstile, pointing his gun forward.

He, along with two others, Luis Felipe Calderon, 48, and Richard Newcomer, 64, were shot dead by the gunman identified as Omar Perez, 29.

"This is a horrific incident and we really are grateful to the quick and decisive actions of the officers and fire personnel who responded", said Isaac. The Police Chief also said the shooter acted alone, and there is no further threat to the public. "And I'm thinking about how I can make a difference in the future", Austin, a married-mother-of-two, said.

In a 911 call, a woman can be heard telling an emergency dispatcher that she's locked in a bathroom with others. She then saw people running into the square outside the building and ducking for cover as officers started shooting into the bank.

A gunman carrying enough ammunition to cause "a bloodbath beyond imagination" killed three people and wounded two others Thursday morning at a high-rise office building in the heart of Cincinnati before dying in a hail of police gunfire.

Witnesses reported seeing victims on stretchers.

Thursday evening the Cincinnati Reds honored the five shooting victims with a moment of silence while an image with "Cincinnati Strong" was displayed on the scoreboard. All four taken to the hospital had gunshot wounds, she said.

An official of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) said that Mr Kandepi was working with the bank as a consultant.




This is part of what's in an edited version of surveillance video that police released Friday, showing Thursday morning's deadly shooting on the ground floor of a Cincinnati skyscraper.

Santa Perez had been in Cincinnati since at least 2015, police said.

Police do not know what why the shooter chose to open fire in the lobby of the skyscraper that houses the banks headquarters. "I've spoken with the Mayor and informed him the state will provide any necessary resources to the local police", Kasich said.

She was hit 12 times, her family said.

A photo of the pistol alleged to be used by suspect Omar Enrique Santa Perez is displayed during a news conference, September 7, 2018, in Cincinnati. Perez fired 35 rounds in just under four-and-a-half minutes before he was killed by police.

The motive of the shooting is unclear. He had gone to several businesses before going to the bank, he said.

Perez also has a "brief criminal history" in SC and Palm Beach, Florida, Isaac said.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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