Nine People Struck by Gunfire in Mass Shooting Near Ohio Bar
- At least nine people were injured when a fire opened outside a bar in Cincinnati on Sunday.
- Police said the victim’s condition was not critical.
- The suspect – who police say was wearing a white shirt and dark pants – is at large.
At least nine people were injured when a crowd opened fire outside a bar in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, according to local news and police reports.
The mass shooting occurred around 1:30 a.m. when the suspect unloaded his weapon, NBC News report.
Cincinnati Police Department Lt. Col. Mike John said a responding officer fired a shot at the suspect who was still at the scene, according to reports.
“We don’t know if the officer hit the person he shot,” John said at a press conferencenoticed that the suspect had left the scene.
According to John, the victim had “lower extremity injuries” and was not in a critical condition. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
security lens Acquired by WLWT Shows people running at the moment the gunshots go off. Police said the suspect is not currently in custody. However, John’s description of the man was vague, saying they were wearing “white shirts and dark pants”.
“Today’s incident is completely unacceptable,” Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval reportedly said in a statement. “The use of firearms to resolve disputes cannot be a normal part of our culture. I want to express the city’s gratitude to the officers on the scene. “Their rapid response may have saved more people from injury and loss of life.”