Multiple suspects are still at large after firing shots early Sunday morning in a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, a major city in the mid-east USA state of OH, leading to one death, one in "extremely critical condition" and another 14 injured, local police said. Currently, they are taking statements from all the people present at the scene of the crime, when the bloody incident took place.
No suspect has been named or arrested.
O'Bryan Spikes, 27, was fatally wounded, according to police. His family was notified.
Mauricio Thompson said a "mini brawl" broke out inside.
Now they're investigating who pulled the trigger and how many people were involved. "People (were) just trying to get out of harm's way". "It was just insane". Cameo has a history of problems with gun violence, he said.
Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate later said there was "only one reported shooter". Police focused attention on a white vehicle at the scene; it was placed on a tow truck at about 6:30 a.m. There have been already 71 incidents of mass shootings in the USA this year, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. Police said the suspect appeared to have "mental issues". "It's important for everyone to understand that people were just having a good time and ended up getting shot".
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Nobody has been taken into custody, Sergeant Eric Franz told ABC News, describing the aftermath as a "large and complicated homicide scene".
"People were running, trampling, stepping over us, everything".
Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac said two other victims were in critical condition. He said 15 others were injured, with some already treated and released from hospitals. Off-duty police officers are reportedly employed at the facility as security. "Ohio Gov. John Kasich wrote on Twitter, "[I was] saddened to learn about last night's shooting" and that he was offering the state's assistance with follow-up.
"Notice", the "no firearms allowed" sign at the front door of the Cameo night club in Cincinnati (OH), has been terminated after once again failing to stop armed criminals from simply walking right in and opening fire. Saturday nights are promoted as "grown and sexy" nights that cater to those 21 and older.
Cameo is in the former home of a gay bar called Adonis, which closed in 2012.
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