"If he had gotten on the elevator, gone up to a floor, if he had been there earlier or a little bit longer, many more people would have been killed", Cranley said.
He lived about 15 miles west of Cincinnati in the town of North Bend, Ohio, since at least 2015, Isaac said. Hospital officials said two people died upon arrival while another is still in critical condition. The first four police officers to arrive at the bank spotted Perez raining gunfire in the lobby - and quickly engaged him, Isaac told reporters. Neighbor Karen Rose said Perez's vehicle recently broke down, leading him to take the bus; she said he seemed "standoffish" and often had ear buds in.
Isaac said its unclear why Perez carried out the attack, though investigators are now combing through evidence at his home in North Bend, approximately 15 miles west of downtown Cincinnati.
The gunman has been identified by authorities as Omar Santa Perez. "So I took my headphones out and people were running away from the square and I peered around and about 30 seconds later I heard about five to 10 more gunshots and cops just started running toward the building". The company in a statement said it's working with law enforcement and offers thoughts and prayers for "everyone caught up in this bad event".
A spokesman for the Gilbane Building Company said Newcomer was a superintendent for the last three years and was part of a project on the building's third floor.
Two officers "rushed to her aid and carried her out of the line of fire after she was shot", the statement reads.More news: "Up To" Five People Including Children Found Dead In Perth Home
A 48-year-old finance manager and a 25-year-old contractor were also killed. "Police & Fire doing exemplary job", he added.
"I remember meeting him at the temple", she told The Enquirer.
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.
He says an investigator told him the suspect had enough ammunition to cause "a bloodbath beyond imagination". "We knew immediately something was wrong. We're a bit rattled".
According to the family's spokesperson, Austin was on a conference call as she walked into the lobby of the building, directly into the shooting scene.
The bank operates some 1,200 banking centers in 10 US states. This is abnormal. No other industrialized country has this level of active multiple shooting on a regular basis. "We are still processing the evidence and looking for any opportunity to get any greater insight into the motive".