Published: Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 1:03 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 3:05 PM
By: Breaking News Staff, Eric Schwartzberg
NORTH BEND, Ohio — UPDATE@5:15 p.m.:
Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac identified the Cincinnati shooter as Omar Santa Perez, 29.
Neighbors described Perez as unfriendly, a person that kept his distance, and had become more unfriendly in recent months.
Police have cleared the scene of the North Bend apartment complex believed to be the home of the suspected Cincinnati shooter.
Police investigators took a computer and several brown bags of evidence from the scene of the raid at 4:20 p.m.
An older model Subura was towed from the apartment complex scene at 3:48 p.m. The same vehicle was sniffed out by a K-9 unit earlier in the afternoon.
UPDATE@ 3:05 p.m.:
Karen Rose, who said she lives in the basement of the same apartment building as the Cincinnati mass shooting suspect, said it was likely she would be shut out of her home for several more hours as officers conducted their raid.
She said she does not know the suspect’s identity, and until she does, she does not know what to think of the situation.
“There’s been bad everywhere you go,” she said. “For the most part this is a pretty peaceful place.”
UPDATE @ 2:11 p.m.:
As deputies surrounded the residence of the person suspected of today’s mass shooting in Cincinnati, one neighbor talked about how frightening the experience was.
Police said a shooter killed three people and wounded others in downtown Cincinnati before officers shot and killed him. Deputies swarmed the shooter’s apartment to search for clues.
Toni Henderson told this news outlet she’s lived in the suburban North Bend neighborhood for 45 years, and in her apartment in the 100 block of Miami Avenue for the past 12.
She said that around 10:30 a.m. today, she saw numerous police vehicles swarm an apartment across the street from her home.
Nothing of this sort has ever happened in the area before today, she said.
“It’s scary, close to home, that this is going down,” she said. “Small town, you don’t hear nothing” like this.
She said she did not know the person who lived in the apartment.
Hamilton County deputies are at the home where they believe the Fifth Third Center shooter lived, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office confirmed they were assisting Cincinnati Police in the search of the house in the 100 block of North Miami Avenue, which is located on the city’s west side.
At least four people are dead and two are injured following the downtown Cincinnati shooting Thursday morning, according to Police Chief Eliot Isaac.
The shooting suspect is among the four fatalities at the downtown Fifth Third Bank.
The two injured were transported to an area hospital. Their conditions are unknown.
The gunman was killed by police.
Isaac said that the shooter entered the loading dock and then went into the Fifth Third Bank lobby at 511 Walnut St. firing shots.
Police received a call about the shooting at 9:10 a.m.
Four officers responded to the scene and engaged the gunman.