Police search for suspects in deadly nightclub shooting

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About 200 people were in the club at the time of the incident.

OH police have made no arrests yet in a fatal weekend shooting in a Cincinnati nightclub, in part because there was no security video footage available to investigators despite a history of violence at the venue, authorities said on Monday.

Another policeman Paul Neudigate said they did not suspect this action as terrorism. "It's important for everyone to understand that people were just having a good time and ended up getting shot. That is totally unacceptable", he said.

"There have been untrue reports that certain patrons were allowed to enter the club without passing through security", Rodgers, a veteran operator of Cincinnati-area entertainment venues, said in a statement late Monday. Four police officers were working off-duty security details in the club parking lot, but he emphasized the club provided its own security inside. They were not inside the building or at the door.

There was a shooting in the club parking lot in the fall of 2015, according to police.

Authorities believe multiple gunmen were involved in the Sunday morning shooting, which grew out of "some kind of dispute" inside the bar, Police Chief Eliot Isaac said.

He added that the club would remain closed until "both our management completes our own investigation and the Cincinnati Police Department completes their investigation".

The Facebook page says the club is restricted to people 21 and up on Saturday nights and is open until 4 a.m. Sunday.

One eye witness in the nightclub described her personal horror when she detailed her experience inside the Cameo nightclub to local news outlet WCPO. He said there was a fight and people were yelling for security to intervene before the gunfire began. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found several people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

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"Once I got outside, people coming out bloody, gunshot wounds on them, some of their friends carrying them to the auto, rushing them to the hospital", Thompson told WCPO.

The veteran Cincinnati area entertainment operator has pledged to "do everything in our power to make sure the monsters that did this are caught and brought to justice".

OH liquor agents said the club was cited for drug abuse and drug possession violations after an inspection following the shooting.

"All I was thinking about was my kids", Higgins said. It wasn't like when I grew up. "But these days, these kids got guns and no, I don't want my kids to have no part of that".

A coroner removed a body from the scene shortly after 6 a.m.

"We're gathering information. we're making some progress", Isaac said after giving city council members an update on the investigation.

Julian "Jay" Rodgers rejected claims that people could pay to avoid the long line to get into the club without being checked. They are still working to identify the shooters. "We reached out and they have since provided permission".

Gov. John Kasich said the state would provide any support the city needed.

The step comes as Cincinnati police continue to investigate who fired the shots and after the Ohio Investigative Unit, which handles the law-enforcement portion of liquor licensing, handed down several violations and citations.

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