Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday at the packed Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati, a DJ called for security over and over, one man recalled later.
Cincinnati Police say one person is dead and 15 wounded from a shooting inside a nightclub early Sunday morning.
A gunfight erupted at Cameo Nightclub as a conflict escalated, authorities said. The most recent was February 28, when six people were shot at an apartment building in the Northside neighborhood.
OH police have made no arrests yet in a fatal weekend shooting in a Cincinnati nightclub, in part because there was no security video footage available to investigators despite a history of violence at the venue, authorities said on Monday.
Police have not released any information as to suspected shooter's identity, and no possible motive has been released either.
The step comes as Cincinnati police continue to investigate who fired the shots and after the Ohio Investigative Unit, which handles the law-enforcement portion of liquor licensing, handed down several violations and citations.
"What we know at this point in the investigation is that several local men got into some type of dispute inside the bar, and it escalated into shots being fired from several individuals", Isaac said.
"Saddened to learn about last night's shooting in Cincinnati", Kasich said on Twitter.
The man killed was identified as O'Bryan Spikes, 27.
The chief says five people are still hospitalized, two in critical condition and three in serious condition. As of Sunday morning, at least one person was in extremely critical condition.
Police are still looking for a suspect. The chief is urging witnesses to come forward and cooperate with the investigation.
OH liquor agents say they've cited the site of a deadly nightclub shooting in Cincinnati with drug abuse and drug possession violations.
Cameo Night Club, in the city's East End area, hires police officers for extra security.
Cameo club operator Julian "Jay" Rodgers said in a statement late on Monday that the club had received a notice earlier in the day from the landlord and owner of the property to vacate the premises.
No arrests have been made.
City Manager Harry Black says police are devoting "all necessary resources" to the case and the investigation is continuing. Cincinnati does that on an annual basis, and that process is scheduled to begin next month.
Capt. Kim Williams says authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting at the Cameo nightclub early Sunday.
Now, police are trying to find those involved in the gun fight. "That is unacceptable", Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said at a press conference Sunday.
"We are still waiting for details about the shooter (s), and why and how this occurred", Simpson wrote on Facebook.
Officials updated public officials on the shooting Monday afternoon during a meeting of Cincinnati's Law and Public Safety Committee. Currently, investigators are reviewing surveillance video from inside the club, which they hope will give more insight into what exactly unfolded.
Mayor John Cranley called the shooting "one of the worst days" in the city's history.
Cameo nightclub voluntarily surrendered its liquor license one day after a mass shooting inside the Kellogg Avenue club.