Four dead including gunman after Cincinnati bank shooting

Four dead including gunman after Cincinnati bank shooting

Police said he was carrying hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

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

Cincinnati police respond to shooting inside a bank, in this social media photo released in OH, U.S. on September 6, 2018.

By the Enquirer's count-which defines "mass shooting" by the total number of victims, not the number of people killed-this is the 15th mass shooting in the area since 2013, and also the deadliest.

No motive for the attack has been released. "And I'm thinking about how I can make a difference in the future", Austin said.

It is "still very much an active investigation", he said.

A spokeswoman for Fifth Third Bancorp says the company will comment later.

Al Jazeera contacted the Cincinatti Police Department but did not immediately receive a response. "The shots got closer and closer and closer and closer and that's all you can think about is, I'm next, I'm next, I'm next", Janetta Cook who works at a bakery shop near the lobby told CNN affiliate WCPO.

Witnesses tell me they heard 10-12 shots.

A large part of downtown Cincinnati was cordoned off after the shooting.

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Three men and one woman were transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre, hospital officials said. The mayor said his dad used to work in the building. She then saw people running into the square outside the building and ducking for cover as officers started shooting into the bank.

The police chief said he could not say whether the gunman shot himself in addition to being shot by gunfire from "at least three or four" police officers. Cook said she and two other employees hid in the bathroom for the duration of the shooting.

Witness Cheryl Eagleson said she was across the street from the bank when she heard "loud pops" from a gun, prompting people to drop to the ground.

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

Michael Richardson was outside on a smoke break when he said he heard gunshots coming from the bank lobby.

"I commend law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel who swiftly responded to the scene and share my deepest sympathies with the victims", he wrote. A phalanx of police officers and ambulances rushed to the scene at the height of morning rush.

"Our family has been overwhelmed by the support we have received from coworkers, family, friends, and total strangers", Whitney Austin said.

"Then we knew what was going on", Hanson said.

Fountain Square is a heavily trafficked landmark in the middle of the city.

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