POLICE IN THE American state of Ohio have said that one person was killed, and more than a dozen injured, after gunfire erupted at a nightclub in the city of Cincinnati last night.
WLWT News reports that the shootings took place just after 1am local time at Cameo Night Club.
At least 14 people are said to have been injured and Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said that several of the 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.”
He added that there were hundreds of people in the club when the shooting broke out.
Police Sergeant Eric Franz told ABC News that no one is in custody in relation to the attack, adding that “we’ve got a really large scene at multiple hospitals”.
It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the shooting.
With reporting from the Associated Press
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On its Facebook page, the club advertises Saturday as “Saturday’s 21+ grown and sexy night.
Police would not immediately report whether anyone was taken into custody over the shooting or what circumstances led to it.
All victims have been transported from the scene, more victims are arriving at local hospitals and fire stations, unknown total number pic.twitter.com/p66nOzalHs
— Cincinnati News (@CinciNews) 26 March 2017
According to Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate, the incident was one of the largest he has worked on in his career of over 20 years in the force, the news outlet reported.
Authorities were informed early Sunday morning to Cameo Club, the nightclub, following reports of gunshots were heard.
On scene Cameo Night Club 4601 Kellogg. 14 victims shot, one victim decreased. pic.twitter.com/yMMlTf5Bcl
— Cincinnati Police (@CincyPD) March 26, 2017
However, Police couldn’t give more details about the injured people.
This incident comes a little under a year after a deadly shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, when a terrorist killed 49 people and wounded 53 others. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter, the deadliest incident of violence against the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Trans community in US history and the deadliest terrorist attack in the US since September 11, 2001.