According to Cincinnati Police, an active shooter incident is being investigated at the Fifth Third Bank Center at 511 Walnut Street. Two people have reportedly been killed and another four people are critically injured.
Initial reports indicate that there an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement in the lobby and the loading dock of the bank. Reports of the shooting came in around 9 a.m. local time.
At this time, the suspect is currently in custody and law enforcement are currently sweeping the building. There is a heavy police presence on the scene. Furthermore, police say that Fountain Square and the surrounding area is currently closed.
FOX 19 is reporting that there are “multiple” victims and that several medics have been called to the scene.
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Fifth Third Bank is a bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio at Fifth Third Center. It is the principal subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank holding company. The bank operates 1,154 branches and 2,469 automated teller machines in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina.
The active shooting reports at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.