One person was killed and at least 15 people injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early on Sunday.
Cincinnati city officials say a conflict between at least two people, and possibly groups, on Saturday had escalated overnight into the nightclub.
Police said the shooting began at around 2:20am, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene.
On scene Cameo Night Club 4601 Kellogg. 14 victims shot, one victim decreased. pic.twitter.com/yMMlTf5Bcl— Cincinnati Police (@CincyPD) March 26, 2017
The shooting took place at Cameo Night Club where some victims rushed themselves to hospital while others were taken away by ambulances.
Ohio Governor John Kasich says he is saddened and offers prayers to the victims and families of all involved.
Officials say the Cameo club has been the scene of gun violence before, including a shooting inside the club on New Year's Day in 2015 and in the parking lot in September of last year.
City Manager Harry Black calls the event "horrific" as investigation continues.
Cincinnati Police on Kellogg Ave. Report of a homicide and shooting spree at a nightclub called Club Cameo. pic.twitter.com/BOjjrxDxSw— Mark Hauss (@thehaussman) March 26, 2017
Capt. Kim Williams says the scene was chaotic when the gunfire erupted.
Several officers working as security were on the scene, with some performing first aid and trying to revive the person that died.
She says the crowd there is often very young and they have had trouble in the past, but "this is the worst by far".
Police are interviewing witnesses and asking anyone with information to come forward. Authorities do not have any suspects at the moment.
Hundreds of people were in the nightclub at the time of shooting, Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said.
He added that Sunday morning’s shooting was one of the largest shooting cases that he has worked on over two decades with the department.