Cincinnati shooting: The latest on what we know now


WHAT HAPPENED: Cincinnati police received a call at 9:10 a.m. about a shooting in the Fifth Third Bank Center lobby, 511 Walnut St., on Fountain Square. 

The shooter, armed with enough ammunition to kill 30 to 40 people, reportedly was dressed in a business suit and carried a backpack as he entered through the building's loading dock, according to police. 

Four officers responded within 3 minutes of the call and shot the gunman dead through a glass window of the bank lobby, according to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. 

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THE VICTIMS

The three people killed have been identified Thursday evening as Pruthvi Raj Kandepi, 25; Richard Newcomer, 64; and Luis Felipe Calderon, 48, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

One of the two victims, identified as Whitney Austin, 37, of Louisville. She was hit 12 times by gunfire. She is in stable condition at UC Medical Center

The gunman has been identified as 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez. 

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THE SHOOTER

According to police, Omar Enrique Santa Perez, 29, had been in the Cincinnati area since 2015. Cincinnati police confirm he was not a current or former Fifth Third Bank employee. Witnesses said the shooter was dressed in a business suit and had a handgun. Perez’s apartment in North Bend, Ohio, a village in the Hamilton County village of Miami Twp. near the Indiana border, was searched by police and sheriff’s deputies.

>>Search underway at apartment believed to be home of shooter

>>PHOTO GALLERY from scene of apartment raid


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