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Fifth Third shooting survivor released from hospital following surgery

Posted at 10:36 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 12:36:09-04

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    Cincinnati, Ohio (WLWT) — Whitney Austin, a mother and bank executive, and Brian Sarver, were among the five people shot Thursday morning when 29-year-old Omar Perez opened fire inside the 30-story building.

Whitney Austin and Brian Sarver survived. Three people — Pruthvi Raj Kandepi, 25, Richard Newcomer, 64, and Luis Felipe Calderón, 48 — were killed.

Sarver was released from UC Medical Center Monday.

Perez was also shot dead by Cincinnati police.

Whitney Austin was shot at least 12 times when Perez opened fire. Police said he was shooting at everyone he saw.

Whitney and Waller Austin have two young children – a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old.

CBRE, where Sarver works, released a statement Friday following the shooting:

“Yesterday was a sad day for everyone at CBRE. Our colleague, Brian Sarver, was performing work for our client, Fifth Third, on site and was a victim of the shooting. After undergoing emergency surgery, he is recovering. We are monitoring Brian’s progress and supporting his family at this extremely difficult time.

CBRE offers our deepest sympathies to the family of Rick Newcomer, an employee of a contractor for CBRE, and sends our thoughts and prayers to Brian, his family and everyone who has been touched by this tragic incident.”

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