"Last night's shooting at Cameo Night Club was an absolutely horrific act of violence," Councilwoman Amy Murray posted on Facebook. "To the victims and their family and friends, the entire city of Cincinnati is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I have been in contact with the administration and the Cincinnati Police Department to learn more about the incident so that justice for the victims can be pursued."
Councilman Chris Seelbach said he was "devastated" by the violence:
Thoughts & Prayers are not enough. Devastated by a mass shooting in our own backyard. All those involved will be held accountable.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, both issued statements thanking police and fire officials:
"While we are still learning the details surrounding this horrific tragedy, we thank our first responders for acting quickly and providing critical care for those at the scene," a statement from Portman's office said. "Jane and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. My office stands ready to help them and our law enforcement authorities in any way we can."
"Our hearts are broken for the families of the victims and the entire Cincinnati community," a statement from Brown's office said. "Connie and I are grateful to the police and first responders who responded to the scene and the medical personnel caring for the injured. We ask everyone to join us in praying for their recovery. My office will offer any assistance we can as law enforcement continue to investigate."
Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld asked for prayers for the victims:
Pray for victims in todays mass shooting at Cameo. @CincyPD been on scene responding w/ poise. Asst. Chief saying no indication of terrorism