Ohio: A gunman opened fire inside a bank at the Fifth Third Center in Cincinnati’s Fountain Square on Thursday killing at least three people and injuring others before being shot dead by police, authorities said. Also Read - Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins boards Mark Ruffalo's DuPont lawsuit film

According to the police, the shooter began firing inside a loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building, before entering the bank’s lobby where he exchanged gunfire with the police. Also Read - US judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in student's death

“He was actively shooting innocent victims, it appears, and our officers were able to kill him and stop the threat very quickly,” Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley told a news conference. Also Read - US Open champion Djokovic: 'I owe Federer, Nadal'

Reuters cited city’s police chief Eliot Isaac saying that it was not clear whether the gunman was a disgruntled employee of the bank.

Three people died of their wounds and two others remain hospitalised. The shooter’s identity or motive are yet to be disclosed.