Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Finance consultant Pruthviraj Kandepi from Andhra Pradesh killed in USA bank shooting

Finance consultant Pruthviraj Kandepi from Andhra Pradesh killed in USA bank shooting

Pruthvi from Chenchupeta village of Tenali town in the district working as a financial consultant in the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, was returning from the bank when the gunman opened fire at the foundation square in the downtown.

The police department tweeted it as an "active shooter/officer involved shooting incident".

Witness Leonard Cain said he was walking to the bank when someone told him there was a shooter inside.

In June, a gunman killed five and injured two at The Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Annapolis, Maryland.

Emergency officials rushed four more victims to a local hospital, where two were later pronounced dead.

A woman who was shot 12 times during a shooting at a Cincinnati bank this week has expressed her gratefulness to first responders for helping her survive the ordeal.

About 4 minutes, 28 seconds passed between when Perez fired his first shot and he was stopped by officers, Isaac said.

"There are not additional threats to the public", he said.

Police seal off the area where a gunman killed three people on Thursday.

The suspect, Omar Enrique Santa Perez, had a pistol and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, police said.

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Perez's weapon of choice in the carnage had been purchased legally, according to preliminary reports cited by Isaac. UC Health spokeswoman Kelly Martin said one victim remained there in critical condition and another was listed as serious. Police say the suspect had never worked at Fifth Third and don't have any information linking him to other businesses in the building. On Friday, police released camera footage from the shooting.

"It could have been any one of us", Mayor John Cranley said.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac said: "There's something deeply sick at work here and we as a country need to work on it".

A woman who works on one of the lower floors of the building said her co-worker was on an elevator when the doors opened and she almost stepped on a man's body.

"The police saved lives, and we owe them all a huge debt of gratitude for what happened", he said.

Three people were killed in the rampage, authorities said.

Austin had driven to Cincinnati from Louisville, Kentucky, for a meeting and was on a conference call as she walked into Fifth Third Center on September 6.

The Fifth Third Bank spoke out on social media, expressing concern for the victims shot in its headquarters building.

There were people screaming "shooter, run, leave", in Fountain Square, a park that often hosts concerts, dancing, and food trucks.

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