CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) – More than a week after three people were killed in a mass shooting, the Fifth Third Center lobby in Cincinnati re-opened Monday morning.
The day started with a memorial service and a moment of silence for the victims and survivors.
Employees heading back to work under the messages, Fifth Third Strong and Cincinnati Strong – praying and inscribing messages of hope on a wall put up in honor of the victims.
“I came down here to show my love and support and let people know I’m still praying for them,” Cincinnati resident Bonnie Sartin said. “And to stay strong and to never ever give up. And I love all you people.”
Three people were killed and two others injured after a gunman opened fire in the building’s lobby. The gunman was killed by police. Witnesses described mayhem: hearing several rounds of gunfire and hiding wherever they could.
“This affects all of us,” Fifth Third Chief Administrative Officer Teresa Tanner said. “Certainly it affects our fifth third family but it affects all of us in Cincinnati. And it’s so wonderful to see the community come out and put their arms around all of us. It means so much.”
Among those at the lobby this morning to pay their respects: Cincinnati Bengals players.
“Our condolences and prayers to the families who lost people in the tragedy and then to be supportive of the employees and the building opens back up today and they come back to work,” coach Marvin Lewis said. “Just to be here and uplift them.”