Four people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting in the middle of downtown Cincinnati Thursday.
The shooting happened at the headquarters for Fifth Third Bank near Fountain Square.
Here’s what leaders and officials from around the state said about the incident Thursday:
Ohio Governor John Kasich
I commend the law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel who swiftly responded to the scene and share my deepest sympathies with the innocent victims of this violent attack. 2/— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) September 6, 2018
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown
Devastating news in Cincinnati this morning. Thank you to the first responders who are rushing to the scene.— Sherrod Brown (@SherrodBrown) September 6, 2018
Team Sherrod's hearts are with the victims, their families, and the Cincinnati community.
U.S. Rep., U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci
Just heard the awful news re: #FountainSquare shooting. Grateful for the @CincyPD @FBICincinnati & all the law/emergency operators who are rushing to help those involved. My heart breaks for the innocent victims & look forward to hearing more details from investigators.— Rep. Jim Renacci (@RepJimRenacci) September 6, 2018
Cincinnati area U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot
I am praying for all those involved in the shooting on Fountain Square. My staff and I are closely monitoring the situation as it develops. For now, those in the downtown area should continue to listen to our brave first responders and follow @CincyPD for updates.— Rep. Steve Chabot (@RepSteveChabot) September 6, 2018
Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, congressional candidate Aftab Pureval
Tragedy struck our beloved Cincinnati today with a senseless act of gun violence. Our hearts ache for the victims and their families. Our gratitude is with first responders who reacted so bravely. This kind of tragedy occurs far too often in our country. May it never occur again.— Aftab Pureval (@AftabPureval) September 6, 2018
Ohio Attorney General, governor candidate Mike DeWine
Tragic situation in #Cincinnati today. I’m monitoring reports on this developing incident, and #OhioBCI is on scene right now assisting local authorities. I am grateful for the fast action of @CincyPD and other first responders who responded to the scene to help.— Ohio AG Mike DeWine (@OhioAG) September 6, 2018
Governor candidate Richard Cordray
Another senseless shooting, this time in Cincinnati where multiple people in our community have been killed. My heart is with those stricken by this tragedy. But our words are empty without action. We need to take immediate steps to address the daily tragedy of gun violence.— Rich Cordray (@RichCordray) September 6, 2018
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson
While details emerge, please pray for victims of the awful shooting in downtown Cincinnati this morning. Please also pray for our first responders. Thank you for your courage and heroism.— Warren Davidson (@WarrenDavidson) September 6, 2018