CINCINATTI, Ohio- A Cincinatti nightclub shooting that left 15 people injured and one dead is not terrorism officials say.
The Cincinnati Police Department Homicide Unit was called to Cameo Night Club, a large, warehouse-style venue on Kellogg Avenue near the Ohio River, sometime after 1 a.m.
Police don’t have a description of the suspect, and Capt. Kimberly Williams said they were having trouble getting witnesses to cooperate, WCPO reports.
“If anyone was a witness to anything that happened, obviously we need you to come forward with any information that you have, with anything that can help us identify the suspect involved in this incident,” Williams said.
Initially, Williams indicated there may be more than one shooter, but Lt. Col. Paul Neudigate said it appears, for now, that one person was responsible.
Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also were at the scene Sunday morning.
Williams said there have been “multiple problems” at the club in the past.
“I do believe it was a very large crowd earlier this evening when it started,” Williams said. “But just a lot of chaos, obviously, when the shots went off — people just trying to get out of the way, get out of harm’s way.”
WCPO says eight of the victims were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center; one victim was in critical condition, three were in serious condition, and four were stable.
Two were taken to The Christ Hospital; both had minor injuries and were in stable condition. Franz said other victims were taken to Bethesda North Hospital, Mercy West Hospital and Anderson Mercy Hospital.
Gov. John Kasich tweeted he was saddened to learn about the shooting and offered prayers to the victims and their families.
“I’ve instructed our administration to offer any assistance the state can provide,” Kasich wrote.
Cameo Night Club describes itself on its Facebook page as providing entertainment and excitement to the Tri-State. The Facebook page says the club is restricted to people 21 and up on Saturday nights and is open until 4 a.m. Sunday. It was previously called Club Cameo, and before that, a gay club called Adonis.
Before it became a nightclub venue, the large building housed Michael G’s restaurant. It is located in Cincinnati’s East End neighborhood, not far from Lunken Airport.
Kellogg Avenue will remain closed between Wilmer Avenue and Salem Road until later Sunday morning.
Saddened to learn about last night's shooting in Cincinnati. Our prayers are with the victims and families of all of those involved. (1/2)
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) March 26, 2017