- One person confirmed dead in Cameo Night Club shooting;
- 14 other people undergoing surgical operations with life-threatening injuries;
- Injured victims drove themselves to area hospitals, police says;
- Shooter still at large;
At least one person has been reported dead and 14 others injured after a gunfire broke out in a nightclub in Cincinnati wee hours of Sunday, police said.
Several people are undergoing surgery, Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN. Police do not have any suspects in custody, but are interviewing witnesses.
The shooting in the Cameo Night Club began just past 1 a.m. ET, when multiple shooters engaged in the gunfire exchange leaving several people seriously wounded and undergoing various surgical operation.
Police Sgr. Eric Franz noted that no suspect has been arrested but they are interviewing witnesses to gather detailed report about what led to the shootings and those involved.
Although Sgt. Eric earlier said multiple shooters where involved in the incident, Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate later made it clear that there was “only one reported shooter” at the club Cameo Night Club.
The police chief noted that while the motive of the shootings is unknown, there’s no reason to link it with terrorism at this point, he said.
The Club usually hires police officers for extra security. Two policemen were stationed at the club’s entrance and two more in the parking lot, Franz said.
The Assistance Police Chief Paul Neudigate told reporters that several injured victims are facing life-threatening wounds.
“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 the witnesses fled, but everyone that we can identify is being interviewed,” he said.
Most of the victims with various degree of injury managed to drive themselves to area hospitals, police said.
More details coming soon.
Credits: CNN, stingged.com