Finance Consultant from Andhra Pradesh killed in Cincinnati shooting


Cincinnati, Sep 6: At least three men, including a man from India, were killed and two others injured in a shooting at the Fifth Third Center in Cincinnati's Fountain Square on Thursday.

According to CNN reports, the three men killed were Luis Felipe Calderon (48) Pruthvi Raj Kandepi (25), and Richard Newcomer (64). According to reports, Pruthvi Raj Kandepi is Andhra Pradesh.

The gunman was also killed in the shootout said Cincinnati Police Chief Elliot Isaac said. The Police Chief also said the shooter acted alone, and there is no further threat to the public.

The police added the victims had no connection to each other. It wasn't immediately clear if any knew the gunman. No police officers were hurt.

India's Consul General in New York Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty told news agency PTI that the consulate is in touch with the police, Mr Kandepi's family as well as members of the community.

An official of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) said that Mr Kandepi was working with the bank as a consultant. Arrangements were being made to send his body to India, he added.

Fifth Third Center in Cincinnati's Fountain Square

The gunman was also killed in the shootout said Cincinnati Police Chief Elliot Isaac said. The Police Chief also said the shooter acted alone, and there is no further threat to the public

Manager Duhaney

Manager Duhaney gives credit to police for "swift and decisive actions" that played a role in keeping this incident from being "much worse." He also thanks the City's dispatchers and call talkers for enabling 1st responders to make a full, speedy response.

Cincinnati Police Chief

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said, "Shooter has been identified as 29-year old Omar Perez who resided in Northbend, OH."

FBI Cincinnati Division

The police added the victims had no connection to each other. It wasn't immediately clear if any knew the gunman. No police officers were hurt.

(With PTI inputs)

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