One person was killed and at least 16 people were reported wounded, many with life-threatening injuries, after multiple shooters opened fire in a Cincinnati, Ohio, nightclub in the wee hours local time on Sunday, reported WLWT5, a local TV station and the Cincinnati Police Department.
“It’s a chaotic crime scene. We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims,” said Cincinnati assistant police chief Paul Neudigate said.
“It’s going to be a long night for our homicide units to investigate.” he added.
Cincinnati police have confirmed that it is a homicide investigation but didn’t say if anyone was in custody. Victims have been rushed from the Cameo Club on the east side of the city to local hospitals and fire stations, police added. Some reports said the gunman is still on the loose.
Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told the affiliate that several victims have life-threatening injuries.
“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.”
Neudigate described it as a “chaotic crime scene,” and said they are looking for witnesses, many of whom took off when the shooting started.
“Many of them fled, unfortunately. Many of the witnesses fled, but everyone that we can identify is being interviewed,” he said.
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