A gunman opened fire in a downtown bank in the US city of Cincinnati, killing three people and wounding five others.
Police received an emergency call at 9:10am on Thursday and several officers responded to the active-shooter situation.
The Cincinatti Police Department said in a tweet they were investigating an “active shooter/officer involved shooting” at the Fifth Third Bank, located in the city’s Fountain Square, a busy meeting place.
Cincinatti Police Chief Elliot Isaac told reporters the shooter opened fire at the loading dock of the building before entering the bank’s lobby where he continued his rampage.
Isaac was quoted as saying there “was an exchange of gunfire between our officers and the suspect”. He was unable to confirm whether the shooter was killed by police or ended his own life.
The shooter’s identity or motive were not released.