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Police: Multiple shooters kill 1, injure 15 in Cincinnati following fight

Police cars and yellow tape can be seen near the nightclub and around the parking area. (Source: Cincinnati Police Dept.) Police cars and yellow tape can be seen near the nightclub and around the parking area. (Source: Cincinnati Police Dept.)

CINCINNATI (RNN) - Police confirmed one death and 15 injuries in a shooting in Cincinnati early Sunday morning.

The deceased man was identified as O'Bryan Spikes, 27, and one of the injuries is considered critical.

The shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the crowded Cameo nightclub. Police said the shooting resulted from a dispute that happened in the bar between several men and escalated into shots being fired.

Police chief Eliot Isaac said he believed multiple people fired shots, and said several firearms were allowed to be brought into the nightclub.

"There is a lot of ballistic information that needs to be processed," Isaac said

Ohio Gov. John Kasich had ruled out terrorism on an appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday morning.

"We have had incidents here in the past, but this is the worst by far," Cincinnati Police Capt. Kimberly Williams said.

Several of the injured are undergoing surgery, Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN. Some of the victims drove themselves to area hospitals, police said. Acting fire chief Roy Winston said eight of the 16 victims were transported to the hospital by either city or county officials.

Winston said rescue efforts were slightly delayed due to the confusion and panic of the club's patrons leaving the scene. He said several injuries were incurred while attempting to escape the club. 

Police do not have any suspects in custody, and do not know if the shooter was among the wounded.

"The biggest problem when you have a large crowd like this and the shots ring out, a lot of the witnesses disappear," Williams said.

Assistant police chief Paul Neudigate described the crime scene as "chaotic."

"We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims. It's going to be a long night for our homicide unit to investigate," Neudigate said.

Isaac said the police provide security for the parking lot area of clubs with liquor licenses, but do not serve as bouncers for patrons entering the bars. Four off-duty officers were already at the nightclub, providing security, when the shooting happened and quickly responded to the shooting.

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