TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - About an hour earlier, a Fifth Third Bank employee said he saw a gunman dressed in business attire walk into the lobby and spray bullets at innocent people. The employee saw the gunman as he exited a lobby elevator. He jumped back inside, narrowly avoiding a hail of bullets -- he heard them strike the elevator door when it closed.
Three to four Cincinnati police officers exchanged fire with the gunman, Chief Eliot Isaac said. One of the officers shot and killed the gunman, Mayor John Cranley said.
Pruthvi Raj Kandepi, 25; Richard Newcomer, 64; and Luis Felipe Calderón, 48, were shot and killed by 29-year-old Omar Santa-Perez. Another two people were injured. The shooting was the first to happen Downtown in 2018.
Richard Newcomer, an employee of Gilbane Building Company in Rhode Island, was one of the three people killed in the shooting, his employer confirmed.
Newcomer, 64, had been assigned to a project on the third floor of the Fifth Third Center.