"At this point the shooter is deceased. We also have five additional victims that sustained injuries: three of those five are deceased as well," Isaac said.
The call about shots being fired at the bank in Fountain Square were received by local police between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. EST (1300 to 1400 GMT), after an individual entered a loading dock area of the building and started shooting.
The gunman then proceeded to the lobby area where he engaged in a shootout with police officers.
@CincyPD UPDATE: active shooter/officer involved shooting incident at Fifth Third Bank at 511 Walnut Street in lobby and loading dock. Call received at 9:10am. Five victims injured, three dead. Suspect is dead. Three or four officers responded and engaged the shooter. pic.twitter.com/AlRP6wTANw— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) 6 сентября 2018 г.
Isaac called the situation very horrific and added the authorities are in the very early stages of the investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently present on the scene to assist in the situation, he said, while the building remains on lockdown.