Shot, 1 Fatally, At Cincinnati Nightclub

Cheryl Sanders
March 27, 2017

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said there was no evidence of "a terrorist attack", as with last year's Pulse nightclub slaughter in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

The shooting was reported just after 1 Cameo Night Club on Kellogg Avenue in Linwood.

The motive was unclear but Cincinnati assistant police chief Paul Neudigate said on Twitter that "there are no indications this incident is terrorism-related". The police said that once the shooting started, people tried to run inside the house but a second gunman opened fire from the side not allowing the people to run for protecting themselves, according to BBC.

Local television station WLWT reported several of the victims have life-threatening injuries, and that officials have not said whether anyone is in custody.

There are now no suspects in custody and police are still looking for and interviewing witnesses, according to CNN.

One man, identified as O'Bryan Spikes, 27, was killed, and at least one of the 15 wounded was said to be in "extremely critical condition".

According to the AP, one person was killed, and more than a dozen were wounded.

"When you're talking about something tightly packed like that, I think intended targets aren't going to be the only thing that's hit", said Hils, who is president of the Fraternal Order of Police local.

Police said numerous witnesses fled the scene after the shooting, but they are still searching for club-goers that saw what happened.

There were four off-duty officers in the parking lot outside when it happened, Hills said.

It was the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

"We are aware of it".

Isaac said the police provide security for the parking lot area of clubs with liquor licenses, but do not serve as bouncers for patrons entering the bars.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is running emergency traces on firearms found at the scene, according to the Enquirer report. "It (the club) has had some challenges in the past", Neudigate said.

Police cars outside the scene of a shooting at the Cameo Nightlife club in Cincinatti, Ohio, US. "Our prayers are with the victims and families of all of those involved", Kasich tweeted.

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