Shooting occurs in downtown Cincinnati


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ACTIVE SHOOTING. On Sept. 6 at 9:11 a.m. an active shooting took place in a Fifth Third bank in downtown Cincinnati. Normally, Fountain Square and the surrounding area is filled with enjoyable events including sporting games and in the winter the tree lighting. “The massive tree sits in the southwest corner of the square. It’s wrapped with 25,000 decorative lights, and capped off with a 5-foot-tall red Macy’s star,” WLWT reported in 2017.

At 9:11 a.m. on Sept. 6 an active shooting situation broke out in downtown Cincinnati in the lobby of Fifth Third bank.

As released in a live press conference by Chief Eliot Isaac, Cincinnati Police at around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, a 29 year old male was the active shooter.

The shooter killed three people, shooting five. Many of the victims were shot multiple times by the active shooter. The shooter was killed by multiple responding police officers.

Isaac and many others have praised Cincinnati police for their quick response to the incident and the brave and heroic actions the officers took to protect the public.

The shooter had multiple magazines and a couple hundred rounds with him, and it is still not clear why he was carrying so much ammunition or what the shooter’s motive was.

It was made clear by Isaac that the shooter acted alone, and there is no additional threat to the public.

The shooter entered businesses downtown including Potbelly’s, a neighboring sandwich shop, before entering through the loading dock at Fifth Third bank and shooting five people in the lobby.

Police executed a search warrant at the shooter’s residence and did not say what if any evidence was found.

The public can expect a more detailed press conference in the early afternoon on Sept. 7.

Many who have connections to Cincinnati have voiced their opinions on social media since the horrific incident this morning.

WLWT released a statement from officials with Fifth Third bank, “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone caught up in this terrible event. We continue to work with law enforcement as we ensure the safety of our employees and customers. We are grateful for the support and concerns from our neighbors throughout Cincinnati and the country.