One Killed And 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting
Police are still searching for a suspect.
A father of three was killed and 14 injured at an Ohio nightclub early Sunday morning after a lone gunman opened fire inside, according to reports.
Shots reportedly rung out around 1 a.m. at the Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati and witnesses told police they heard the hip hop club’s DJ call for security before the gunshots started.
"It was just a lot of chaos, obviously, when the shots went off," Cincinnati Police Department Capt. Kimberly Williams said. "People (were) just trying to get out of harm's way.”
O'Bryan Spikes, 27, died in the shooting and multiple victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said authorities have not identified a suspect but are investigating what led to the “chaotic crime scene.”
While the motive is unclear, authorities also added that there is no reason to suspect terrorism.
"We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims," Neudigate said. "It's going to be a long night for our homicide units to investigate.”
The manager of the club said the shooting was sparked between two speciifc groups and eventually escalated.
The victims were taken to four area hospitals, some driving themselves, according to reports.
Police said many of the witnesses fled the scene after the shooting, but they are still searching for club-goers that saw what happened.
"The biggest problem when you have a large crowd like this and the shots ring out, a lot of the witnesses disappear,” Williams said.
The shooting isn’t reportedly the first violent incident at the club, according to reports, multiple assaults occurred at the venue from 2014-2016.
Cameo's Facebook profile says it serves college students on Friday nights, when anyone over 18 is allowed in, while Saturdays are "grown and sexy night" for ages 21 and over.
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