One person is dead and at least 14 more were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at a Cincinnati-area nightclub called Cameo, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. “It was a chaotic scene,” said police Sgt. Eric Franz. “The club was completely packed.” One man inside the club described seeing a “big brawl” break out before hearing at least 20 shots being fired. “It was a big gun because you heard it over the music,” said Mauricio Thompson. “Everybody’s running. Everybody scattered to get out of the club.”
“This conflict is believed to have begun between two specific groups or individuals earlier in the day, escalating and ultimately leading to this tragedy,” City Manager Harry Black said. “Cameo club has a history of gun violence including a shooting inside the club on New Years Day 2015 and a shooting in the parking lot” that year. No arrests have been made. Assistant Chief Paul Neudigate tweeted that the “motive is still unclear, but there are no indication this incident is terrorism related.” It was the worst mass shooting in term of the number of victims so far in 2017, according to Gunviolencearchive.com. The U.S. has had 71 mass shootings this year, says Gunviolenceresearch.org.