A shooting inside a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday killed one person and injured more than a dozen others. There is no indication the shooting is terrorism related and Cincinnati police are still investigating the motive. No arrests have been made, but police said they are looking for one suspect.
Here’s what you need to know.
Gunfire broke out inside the Cameo nightclub at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, killing one and injuring 15 people, police said. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said on Twitter that there are no signs the shooting was a terror attack. Police chief Eliot Isaac said during a news conference on Sunday that several men from the Cincinnati area were involved in a dispute that escalated into the shooting, according to the initial investigation.
Police Capt. Kim Williams told the AP there was “a lot of chaos, obviously, when shots were fired.”
Who was killed?
A 27-year-old man named O’Bryan Spikes was killed in the shooting, police said. Officers working security at the club performed first aid and attempted to revive him.
Who was injured?
Of the 15 people injured in the attack, nine were being treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Police previously counted 14 wounded. Isaac said one of the injured was in “extremely critical condition.” Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Martin told the AP that among the injured, five were treated and released. Two people were in critical condition and two were in stable condition.
Who was the attacker?
Police are still seeking a suspect and a motive. Isaac said several people were involved in the shooting, which stemmed from an earlier argument among a group of people.
What was the immediate response?
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on Twitter that he was “saddened” to hear about the shooting and offered state assistance.
Where did it happen?
The shooting occurred at the Cameo nightclub, a Cincinnati club “providing excitement and entertainment,” according to its Facebook page. The setting recalls the shooting in Orland’s Pulse nightclub last June, where a lone gunman killed 50 people and injured an additional 53 people.
“Saturday night, it is a very young crowd,” Williams said. “We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst.”
Prior incidents at Cameo include a shooting inside the club on New Year’s Day 2015 and in the parking lot last September.
The club advertises Saturday’s as a “grown and sexy night” on its Facebook page.
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