Police have confirmed an active shooter operation is underway in Cincinnati after a gunman opened fire in a bank.

Witness reports say they heard as many as 12 shots fired at the Fifth and Third Bank on Fountain Square, Walnut Street.

Early reports say there are three victims, with one man pictured being taken away on by paramedics, amid an exchange of fire with police.

The Cincinnati Police Department confirmed it is "investigating active shooter/officer involved shooting incident at Fifth Third Bank at 511 Walnut Street in lobby and loading dock"

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