Three dead, five wounded in Cincinnati shooting; suspect also dead

1 year 11 months 20 hours ago Thursday, September 06 2018 Sep 6, 2018 Thursday, September 06, 2018 9:38:00 AM CDT September 06, 2018 in News
By: Jalyn Johnson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CINCINNATI - Three people were killed and five injured in a mass shooting in downtown Cincinnati, according to the city's police department. The suspect died after being "engaged" by police officers.

Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfield tweeted one of the first indications that some people had been killed.

One of the victims died at the scene and two others died at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The shooting happened near Cincinnati's landmark Fountain Square. 

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the gunman was "actively shooting innocent victims."

Fountain Square is host to concerts, food trucks and many retail shops.

"It could have been any one of us," Cranley said.

Varying media accounts quote witnesses as saying they heard anywhere from eight to 15 gunshots.

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