Two remain critically wounded from deadly Ohio nightclub shooting

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 27, 2017 10:05 AM

(Reuters) - Two victims of a weekend nightclub shooting in Ohio that left one person dead and 15 hurt remain in critical condition, with three other victims listed as stable, a hospital spokeswoman said on Monday.

The gunfire erupted early on Sunday in the packed Cameo Nightlife in southeast 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. 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 Center 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, 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.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Andrea Ricci)