Initially, police had thought Santa Perez had entered at the loading dock and began shooting there, but Isaac said Friday that was because some of the shooting victims had ran to that area. It wasn't clear immediately if the shooter was one of them. "The fear in her eyes is hard to forget", he said.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco had met 25-year-old Pruthvi Kandepi at a local Hindu temple.
One unnamed construction worker told WLWT television that he saw two victims being brought out in the aftermath, including one woman in a blood-soaked shirt.
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. The suspect was also killed. As he helped others take cover, Montoya said Newcomer was injured in the building's basement and ran to get help from medics.
"So, a very horrific situation", Isaac said at the shooting scene.
The shooter was reportedly dressed in business casual clothes and carrying a briefcase before opening fire at people at a downtown bank.
"Then we knew what was going on", Hanson said.
The footage released Friday also shows the shooter walking quickly past a security turnstile Thursday morning just as he's shot and killed by a police officer outside the building. Two others were hospitalized. "The shots got closer and closer and closer and closer and that's all you can think about is, I'm next, I'm next, I'm next", Janetta Cook who works at a bakery shop near the lobby told CNN affiliate WCPO. He said it "could have been much, much worse" if not for the immediate police response to end the threat.
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Perez is a USA citizen born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, family members said Thursday.
"I looked behind me and saw the guy - he shot and then he shot again", Michael Richardson told the Enquirer.
'She walked in the door and he shot her, ' the witness told Cincinnati newspaper The Enquirer.
Almost three hours after the incident, several streets in downtown Cincinnati remained closed to traffic.
The chaos unfolded alongside Fountain Square, the heavily trafficked park at the city's center.
Fountain Square is often the site of concerts, dancing, food trucks and other events around lunchtime or in the evenings.
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley (D), speaking at a news conference earlier Thursday, decried the gun violence as something that "shouldn't be viewed as normal".