Cincinnati nightclub shooting

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Cincinnati nightclub shooting
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Location within Cincinnati
Cincinnati nightclub shooting is located in Ohio
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Cincinnati nightclub shooting (Ohio)
Cincinnati nightclub shooting is located in the United States
Cincinnati nightclub shooting
Cincinnati nightclub shooting (the United States)
Location4601 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates39°6′N 84°31′W / 39.100°N 84.517°W / 39.100; -84.517
DateMarch 26, 2017
1:30 a.m EDT
TargetUnknown
Attack type
Shootout
Deaths2 (including a suspect)
Injuries
15
PerpetratorUnknown

In the early morning hours of March 26, 2017, a shootout occurred at the Cameo nightclub in southeastern Cincinnati, Ohio. One person was killed and 16 others were injured. Two suspects were arrested on March 30, though police continued to search for more people involved.[1][2] One of the suspects, who was among those injured, later died of his injuries on April 4.

Club[edit]

The club itself is a large single-story structure, located directly to the west of the Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Cincinnati near the southeast corner of the city.[3] It was previously called Club Cameo, and before that, a gay club known as Adonis.[4] The club maintains a high security profile, usually posting two off-duty police officers at the front door and two in their parking lot.[5]

Events[edit]

The shootout occurred around 1:30 a.m. EDT at Cameo nightclub.[6]

Hundreds of people were in the nightclub when the shooting began, with officers describing the crime scene as "chaotic".[7]

Victims[edit]

Several of the injured drove themselves to area hospitals, and some had sustained life-threatening injuries, according to police officials.[8] Eight victims were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, one of whom was in critical condition. Of the remaining, three were seriously injured, and four were stable. Two additional victims were taken to The Christ Hospital with minor injuries. Others were treated at Bethesda North Hospital, Mercy West Hospital and Anderson Mercy Hospital.[9] Officers at the scene attempted to administer CPR to the person who died.[5]

One of the wounded was arrested as a suspect.[1] The suspect died from his wounds on April 4.[10]

Investigation[edit]

The event was initially believed to be a mass shooting. On March 27, however, Chief Isaac stated that the shooting occurred after several local men who were patrons at the club got into an argument, which later escalated into a shootout between them.[11][12]

Aftermath[edit]

The operator of the Cameo club Julian Rodgers announced on March 27 that the club will officially shut down on Friday after its landlord issued a notice to vacate the premises. He also surrendered the club's liquor license during the day. The club had been cited numerous times for violations in the past.[13]

Two suspects were arrested on March 30 and were charged with murder. One of the suspects had been wounded in the shooting and was in critical condition. Isaac stated that they had evidence that other people were involved as well.[1][14] Authorities stated that they had found three guns and were seeking an unidentified suspect.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Two arrested, charged with murder". Fox News. March 31, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Police identify all 17 Cameo nightclub shooting victims". WCMH-TV. March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Hughes, Caleb. "Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter at large". Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "1 dead, more than a dozen injured in Cincinnati, Ohio nightclub shooting". KNXV. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "One dead, 14 injured in Ohio nightclub shooting". ABC News. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Cincinnati nightclub shooting: At least 1 dead, 15 people shot at venue". Fox News. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Multiple people shot at Cincinnati nightclub, one dead". NBC News. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  8. ^ CNN, Azadeh Ansari and Joe Sutton. "One killed, 14 injured in Ohio nightclub shooting". CNN. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "1 dead, more than a dozen injured in Cincinnati, Ohio nightclub shooting". KNXV. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "Attorney: Wounded Cincinnati nightclub shooting suspect dies". The Associated Press. ABC News. April 16, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cincinnati night club shooting: Police searching for suspects". The Post-Standard. March 27, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  12. ^ "Casualties after fight escalated into shootout at Cincinnati nightclub". France24. March 27, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  13. ^ Ryan Gaydos (March 31, 2017). "Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Club owner shutting building down for good". Fox News. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dad stunned that wounded son is Cincinnati nightclub shooting suspect". Stuff.co.nz. April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Cincinnati nightclub shooting: Suspect indicted on murder charges, police seek third alleged gunman". Fox News. April 16, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017.

Coordinates: 39°05′36″N 84°25′42″W / 39.0932°N 84.42844°W / 39.0932; -84.42844