CINCINNATI – Wanted for a few gunmen after nine people were injured on Sunday in shooting rampage outside bar in trendy, eclectic community close to the city center,” the police said.
Chaos broke out after a quarrel between the two factions of people shortly before closing at 2 am outside Mr Pitiful in in city“Beyond the Rhine Historic District,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mike John. According to his estimates, 15-20 shots were fired.
All eight men and woman who treated at university of Cincinnati Medical Center has been vacated, hospital spokeswoman Heather Chura Smith said.
Mayor Aftab Purewal called the incident “unacceptable.” warning what using guns to solve arguing has become a normal part of of current culture.
” gun The violence we see is not gun violence of in past which was centered around the drug tradePureval said. news conference. “We need community supporttownspeople of Cincinnati to understand that this is a destructive trend, and work with us to resolve differences without shooting.
Officers, in place before firing, because of big crowds who gathered at night witnessed the two suspects shooting at each other, John said. He said one an officer shot a fleeing suspect, described only as wearing white shirt and dark pants. It wasn’t right away clear was the suspect hit.
“At the time, this man was actively firing a firearm,” John said.
According to John, the officers began to attend to the wounded as the crowd approached. The civil disobedience response team has arrived. in break up the meeting. For clear in area so ambulance teams could reach the wounded.
“Most of these injuries are lower extremity injuries,” John said.
Cincinnati Police union President Dan Hills said the shooter was “part of of big uncontrollable crowd” on in street.
“Fortunately, all those injured are expected to survive,” Hills said. “Members of civil unrest response team including officer who shot the shooter, did a great job controlling a chaotic and dangerous scene this morning.”
John said a lot people who fled the scene, may have seen something of value for the investigation. He asked the witnesses and anyone with video of shooting to contact the police.
Shooting in nearby Central Business District left two people hurt, but John said it was too much soon to determine if the attacks were related.
Bacon reported from Arlington, Virginia. Erin Coach, Quinlan Bentley, Cameron Knight and Brooke Endale, Cincinnati Enquirer
John said that the police witnessed the shooting and one Cincinnati cop fired one shot at the fleeing suspect, but it is unknown if the man was wounded.