Man killed in nightclub shooting ID'd; 15 hurt
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 27, 2017,
Mar 27, 2017, 9:03
Mar 27, 2017- Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 15 others, as an apparent argument that may have started earlier in the day turned violent, authorities said.
The motive was unclear but Cincinnati assistant police chief Paul Neudigate said on Twitter that "there are no indications this incident is terrorism-related".
As many as 14 people are reported injured with life-threatening injuries in a shooting after gunman or gunmen opened fire at a group of people.
Robert Woods of Fairfield said his daughters have been to the club before, and that he warns his children to stay away from clubs. "It (the club) has had some challenges in the past", Neudigate said. "If anyone was a witness to anything that happened, obviously we need you to come forward with any information that you have, with anything that can help us identify the suspect involved in this incident", she said.
Numerous victims are in stable condition at hospitals or have been treated and released.
More notorious gun crimes in recent years include the rampage carried out by 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof, who shot to death nine people during a Bible study session at a historically African American church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.
"People were just going to have a good time, and they got shot".
"Within that mini brawl, maybe like 20 shots been fired - people running, dodging, trying to get out of the way", he said. The most recent was February 28, when six people were shot at a local apartment building.
Captain Kimberly Williams, the district's police commander, said there had been "multiple problems" at the club before.
Police were called around 1:30 a.m.to the Cameo Night Club in the 4600 block of Kellogg Avenue on a report of a shooting.
The club advertises Saturday's as a "grown and sexy night" on its Facebook page. A federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives team was also at the scene. "I want to continue to ask everyone in this community to pray for the victims and their families".