15 people shot, 1 dead at Cincinnati nightclub
- Author: Archie Newman Mar 27, 2017,
Mar 27, 2017, 0:50
Several of the injured are undergoing surgery, Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN.
Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate tweeted that there was only one reported shooter, however, police were investigating whether others were involved.
Gunfire broke out around 1:30 a.m.at Cameo Nightclub, located at 4601 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati's East End. Off-duty police officers are reportedly employed at the facility as security.
Cameo was the site of two shooting investigations in 2015, local news station WLWT reported. "Numerous witnesses fled, but everyone that we can identify is being interviewed", Neudigate said.
"By the time. the shots were fired, individuals ran outside, so there was not a lot of people inside the club".
Numerous victims were taken to local hospitals, several with life-threatening injuries.
"This is going to be a long process for us to solve this crime - crimes, plural - and heal as a community", Cranley added.
Police said they would give an update after 2:00am AEDT.
"Many of them fled, unfortunately". The victims of the shooting have been taken to area hospitals as police interview witnesses.
Among the injured, five were treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and released, hospital spokeswoman Kelly Martin said. Acting fire chief Roy Winston said eight of the 16 victims were transported to the hospital by either city or county officials. Saturday nights are "grown and sexy" and cater to those 21 and older.
"We are aware of it".
Mr Neudigate also said that his department was "aware" that the club had faced "challenges" in the past.