CINCINNATI – One person was killed and at least 14 more were injured in a shooting at a crowded nightclub early Sunday morning.

The Cincinnati Police Department and ATF are on the scene investigating the homicide and shooting at the Cameo club at 4601 Kellogg Ave.

“It was a chaotic scene,” Sgt. Eric Franz said. “The club was completely packed.”

Police said the shooting occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. local time. No arrests have been made. Police have not released any information on what prompted the shooting or a possible suspect.

“Saturday night, it is a very young crowd. We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst,” Capt. Kim Williams said.

Franz said four off-duty officers were working parking lot security at the time of the shooting, two of whom were at the front door and heard the shots.

Those officers attempted to give first aid to the victim who eventually died, Franz said.

The parking lots near the nightclub were completely full, Franz said, which caused problems for first responders attempting to reach the shooting victims.

Victims were taken to at least five area hospitals: the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Mercy Health Anderson Hospital, Bethesda North Hospital, Mercy West Hospital and Christ Hospital.

Franz said several victims attempted to drive themselves to the hospital. At least two cars were abandoned on Kellogg Avenue when the drivers decided they needed paramedics to complete the trip to the hospital.

Police will likely be investigating the “complicated” scene on Kellogg Road for several more hours, Franz said..

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

Cameo’s manager is Julian Rodgers, a mainstay in Cincinnati’s entertainment scene for the last decade, who is talking with investigators.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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