A Cincinnati city council official said there had been "fatalities" with police warning of an "active shooter". The shooter also died at the scene.
Four people have died including a gunman after a shooting at a bank in Cincinnati.
A visitor from Germany sat at a table on Fountain Square, enjoying a sunny morning when he heard some teens shouting about a shooting. "It could have been much, much worse" without the quick law enforcement intervention, he said.
"Per Fifth Third Bank, the shooter was not an employee of Fifth Third", police spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy said via email. They said he went into a sandwich shop and possibly other businesses before entering the lobby and opening fire around 9:10 a.m.
Multiple people had been transported to an area hospital but there was no word on their conditions.
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A SWAT team and bomb squad investigators were searching Perez's apartment hours after the shooting in the hopes of learning more about him, but police didn't release any details about the search.
Cotter said Newcomer had worked for Gilbane, which has headquarters in Rhode Island and has two offices in OH, for four years, overseeing trade workers.
People in and around the building reported hearing a series of gunshots.
Police have not been able to determine a motive for what drove Perez to open fire at the Fifth Third Bank headquarters.
"I just seen people running out of the building", the eyewitness said.
A police spokesman says two victims were treated at UC Medical Center.
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Ebony Ginyard, who works at a Dunkin' Donuts in Fountain Square, said she and other workers and customers dropped to the floor when the shooting erupted, according to Reuters.
Perez packed a 9 mm handgun and eye-popping quantities of ammunition for his rampage at the Fifth Third Center - "in the neighborhood of maybe 200 rounds", Isaac said.
"I looked behind me and saw the guy - he shot and then he shot again", Michael Richardson told the Enquirer. Leonard Cain was entering the bank when someone alerted him to the shooting.
The three men killed were Luis Felipe Calderon, 48; Pruthvi Raj Kandepi, 25; and Richard Newcomer, 64, according to Dylan Wical of the the Hamilton County Coroner's office.
The responding officers hit Perez several times, killing him, Isaac said. We knew immediately something was wrong. "Witness to Cincinnati active shooting: Witness was sitting in Fountain Square when teens outside Fifth Third Bank yelled that there was a shooter". "The fear in her eyes is hard to forget", he said.
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