Washington: At least one person was killed and 13 others were injured in a shooting early on Sunday at a nightclub in the US, police said.
Authorities were called to the Cameo Night Club on Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, the city’s WLWT5 news reported. The police did not provide any further information.
In the latest development, the medical units were lining up to take victims from inside the club. Victims have been rushed from the Cameo Club on Kellogg Avenue on the east side of the city to local hospitals and fire stations after the shooting spree. Meanwhile, the units of cops are still on the scene as the gunman is reportedly still on the loose at the site. The cops is keeping silence on the arrest of any accused related to the incident while interrogating the witnesses present during the gunfire.
The reason behind what prompted the shooting is also not clear yet.
It is the second incident within one year. On June 12, 2016, a gay nightclub was targetted by Omar Saddiqui Mateen. The 29-year-old man opened fire inside nightclub Pulse, in Orlando, in which at least 49 people were killed and more than 50 were injured. After the mishap, the then US President Barack Obama, gay-rights groups and parade goers at Gay Pride events called the killings as an affront to the civil liberties of gay people after a string of hard-fought legal successes, including the US Supreme Court’s ruling a year ago that all 50 states must allow same-sex marriage.