Omar Enrique Santa Perez, Cincinnati Shooter: Full Story & Must-See Details

29-year old, Omar Enrique Santa Perez has been identified as the person responsible for the active shooting at the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, September 6. Police responded to the scene around 9:00 a.m. local time. WCPO states, “The shooter entered the loading dock area of Fifth Third Bank headquarters and opened fire at about 9 a.m., Isaac said. The suspect then entered the lobby area, where he shot at people and police officers.”
Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac says the suspect that shot and killed three people and injured two others is Omar Enrique Santa Perez. Isaac says they believe Santa Perez was a lone shooter and there is no longer a threat to the public.

According to police, three people have been killed, five people have been injured and Omar Enrique Santa Perez is dead.
During the shooting, there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect in the lobby and the loading dock of the bank, however, no officers were injured.
After the shooting was contained, police worked to sweep the building, which is located in downtown Cincinnati.
At this time, Omar Santa Perez’s motives remain unclear. Lt. Steve Saunders said that the shooter was not a current or former employee.

Following the shooting, Rob Portman, a United States Senator from Ohio, tweeted:

My staff and I are following the situation in Cincinnati. If you’re downtown, please follow first responder instructions for the safety of everyone involved. Jane and I hope for a peaceful resolution soon.

Fifth Third Bank also released the following statement on Twitter:

Fifth Third would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the first responders in today’s tragic situation. Their rapid response prevented additional loss of life.

John Cranley, the Mayor of Cincinnati, released the following statement:

“First and foremost, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. Cincinnati’s finest police and firefighters acted swiftly and courageously, and we are indebted to their heroic service. They clearly prevented a much worse tragedy and loss of life.
Random mass shootings, which plague our Nation, are not normal and we as a Country can’t allow them to be normalized. Our Country is the only first-world nation with this level of mass shootings. This is an American problem, that we as Americans must solve by putting ideology last and human life first.
Please join me in praying for the victims, praying for our Country and join me in this fight to end senseless gun violence. Our hearts are broken today.”

Fifth Third Bank is a bank headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio at Fifth Third Center. It is the principal subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank holding company. The bank operates 1,154 branches and 2,469 automated teller machines. Fifth Third is ranked 389th on the Fortune 500.
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