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1 killed, 15 injured in Ohio nightclub shooting

March 26, 2017 16:13 IST

At least one person has been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, local United States media reported.

The injured have been taken to hospital and police is investigating the incident.

‘Cameo Night Club 15 gun shot victims, 1 deceased. Homicide unit and all available resources are being utilized (sic),’ Cincinnati Police tweeted.

“We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims,” assistant police chief Paul Neudigate was quoted as saying by WLWT5 News.

He said hundreds were in the Cameo nightclub when shots broke out, causing many to flee the scene in panic.

Nobody has been taken into custody, Sergeant Eric Franz told ABC News, describing the aftermath as a ‘large and complicated homicide scene’.

He said police were interviewing multiple witnesses to the shooting, which occurred at around 1 am.

IMAGE: Police vehicles at the spot. Photograph: @cincyPD/Twitter