4 dead in active shooter situation in Downtown Cincinnati

Active shooter situation at the Fifth Third Bank downtown on Walnut Street (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Police say there is an active shooter in Downtown Cincinnati. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said of the five people shot, four are dead.

The suspected shooter was one of the deceased.

They were called at about 9 a.m. to the Fifth Third Bank on Walnut Street. Chief Eliot said the shooter entered through the loading dock and opened fire. He then went up to the lobby where the shooter and police exchanged fire.

Chief Eliot said he didn't know if the gunman was killed by officers or killed himself.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says it's helping Cincinnati Police search an apartment building on Miami Avenue in North Bend. ATF is on the scene.


Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the gunman was "actively shooting innocent victims" and that it was a "horrific" scene.

A witness told WKRC that SWAT was moving through the building to check for victims and make sure everything is clear.

The police department in a Tweet described it as an "active shooter/officer involved shooting incident." The situation appeared to be under control shortly before 10 a.m. EDT Thursday but police said they are still investigating. They were responding to both the lobby and the loading dock.

Streets around the building at the city's Fountain Square were closed Thursday morning, as were sidewalks.

People in and around the building reported hearing a series of gunshots.

Federal agents were on the scene.


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