Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures a dozen

RSTV Bureau
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One person was killed and at least a dozen others were injured when shooting took place inside a crowded nightclub in Cincinnati in US, late on Saturday night.

The police said that there was no indication that the shooting at the Cameo club was linked to terrorism.

The number of shooters involved in the incident also remained unclear. Earlier two shooters were reported but later Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate tweeted that there was only one reported shooter. However, the police continue to investigate the possibility of more shooters.

The motive behind the shooting incident too remains unclear.

Authorities also didn’t immediately have any suspects in the 1:30 am shooting on a busy weekend night.

Capt. Kim Williams recalled the chaos when the shots were fired.

“Saturday night, it is a very young crowd. We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst,” she said.

A single body was removed by the coroner shortly after 6 am. Fifteen others were shot at, the police said. Some of them drove themselves to area hospitals and others were taken by ambulance.

Investigators are said to be checking the surveillance cameras and interviewing witnesses.

“The biggest problem when you have a large crowd like this and the shots ring out, a lot of the witnesses disappear,” Williams explained.

The area is mostly industrial but also home to several nightclubs with a smattering of homes. The area is fairly desolate at night, with the exception of the nightlife scene and 24-hour gas stations.

(With inputs from agencies)