Two remain critically wounded from deadly Ohio nightclub shooting

The parking lot of Cameo Nightlife club remains empty after police removed barrier tape from the scene of a mass shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 26, 2017.
The parking lot of Cameo Nightlife club remains empty after police removed barrier tape from the scene of a mass shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
The exterior of the Cameo Night Club after the shooting that left one man dead.
The exterior of the Cameo Night Club after the shooting that left one man dead.PHOTO: REUTERS
A pair of sandals lie in front of the Cameo Nightlife club a day after a mass shooting.
A pair of sandals lie in front of the Cameo Nightlife club a day after a mass shooting.PHOTO: REUTERS

CINCINNATI (REUTERS) - Two victims of a weekend nightclub shooting in Ohio - which killed one person and injured 15 - remain in critical condition, with three other victims listed as stable, a hospital spokesman said on Monday (March 27).

Gunfire erupted early on Sunday in the packed Cameo Nightlife in south-east Cincinnati, sending hundreds of patrons fleeing and resulting in the death of a 27-year-old man.

Police believe multiple gunmen were involved but have not announced any arrests. The authorities said the gunfire grew out of a dispute inside the club, which has a history of gun violence, including two shootings in 2015.

A University of Cincinnati Medical Centre spokeswoman said the hospital still had two patients in critical condition and three in stable condition.

 

Others hit by the gunfire were in stable condition in other hospitals or had been treated and released, the authorities have said.

In addition to those wounded by gunshots, several people sustained minor injuries attempting to flee.

Police statistics show there had been 13 homicides in the city of 300,000 people this year through March 18, down from 16 in the same period last year.