Pruthvi Raj Kandepi - Telugu Person died in Cincinnati shooting
- Author: Rogelio Becker Sep 10, 2018,
Sep 10, 2018, 3:02
(Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) A woman is comforted by authorities stationed outside the University of Cincinnati Medical Center's Emergency room following a shooting in downtown Cincinnati that left at least four dead, including the gunman, and several injured on September 6, 2018. The bank building was locked down for most of the morning, and surrounding streets and sidewalks were closed off by police.
The shooter who killed three people in a Cincinnati office high-rise once acted disoriented after being fired four years ago in SC, and he filed a recent lawsuit that a judge in June said "borders on delusional".
"Words can not describe what I'm sure we are all feeling", said Larry Newcomer.
Bank manager Greg Harshfield, who on the 29th floor of the building when the shooting began, said he heard multiple shots and saw police arrive nearly immediately.
Pruthivi Raj hails from of Tenali and staying at Cincinnati working as a consultant in the bank. Two remain in the hospital.
An Indian youth was among the three people who were killed when a gunman opened fire at a bank in the USA state of Ohio.
Four Cincinnati police officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, and he was killed by that gunfire.
A total of three men and one woman were transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, all of them suffering gunshot wounds. Then, she heard more that "sounded as if they were getting closer and closer", the Associated Press reported.
"He was very quiet", said Martinez, who speaks only limited English.
Richard Newcomer was a supervisor for Gilbane Building Co. the past three years and spent much of his life on construction projects across Cincinnati.
Newcomer, 64, was a superintendent for the Gilbrane Building Company who worked with tradespeople and was part of a project on the building's third floor, company spokesman Wes Cotter said.
"We could see there was a large police presence that seemed to come quickly and could see them blocking Fountain Square", Harshfield told reporters. Another contractor and a bank vice president were injured.
Four people were killed in downtown Cincinnati after a gunman opened fire in a bank at Fountain Square.
Kandepi, an Indian native, went to the same Hindu temple as Lakshmi Sammarco, the county coroner.
He spoke the same language: Telugu. Sammarco posted Thursday on Facebook, asking how officials will explain to his parents "they will never see their son again because of a senseless shooting in a foreign country".
The Telugu Association of North America (TANA) said that Pruthviraj was working as a consultant in the bank in the U.S. state of OH, and added that they were making arrangements to send the mortal remains home. Arrangements were being made to send his body to India, he added.