City officials: Cameo nightclub surrenders liquor license
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 10:30
Eight people from the nightclub were admitted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre, a spokeswoman said, with one in critical condition. Cincinnati police confirmed they are looking for multiple shooters after earlier reporting there was only one shooter. "There's no evidence that this was a terrorist attack like we've seen in Miami and many other places". The others who were injured have since been treated and released from a local hospital, according to local news outlet Fox 19. "Only one reported shooter at this time, still investigating if others involved". "I believe that your police officers are heroes and did a miraculous job", council member Christopher Smitherman said.
Initial reports indicated there may have been more than one shooter.
Chief Elliot Isaac also says five people are still hospitalized, two in critical condition and three in serious condition. Law enforcement officials say there is no sign that the shooting at the Cameo Nightlife club was in any way related to terrorism.
"People were just going to have a good time and ended up getting shot".
The club advertises Saturday's as a "grown and sexy night" on its Facebook page.
Spikes' family told WLWT News 5 that they were in shock over the man's death. "It was a big gun because you heard it over the music", club goer and Cleveland resident Mauricio Thompson said.
The Cincinnati Police Department said there were "15 gunshot victims, one deceased" and that its "homicide unit and all available resources are being utilised".
Authorities identified the man who died as 27-year-old O'Bryan Spikes.
Isaac said the club has its own security operation that uses detection wands and pat-downs, but that police believe several firearms somehow got inside.
The conflict that led to the shooting is said to have started earlier in the day between two specific groups or individuals, city manager Harry Black was quoted by Cincinnati.com as saying.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he's instructed administration officials to offer assistance to investigators.
Capt. Williams said the shooting occurred inside Cameo, and that "chaos" ensued as people fled from the venue.
A coroner removed a body from the scene shortly after 6 a.m. Other injured people were taken to or drove themselves to other hospitals.