CINCINNATI -- City and state officials offered condolences to the victims of a shooting at Cameo Night Club early Sunday, calling it an "absolutely horrific act of violence."
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley offered prayers to everyone involved:
Our police are working hard to investigate this senseless shooting. Prayers for all those involved.— John Cranley (@JohnCranley) March 26, 2017
Councilwoman Yvette Simpson, a mayoral candidate, said she was praying for the victims.
"We are still waiting for details about the shooter(s), and why and how this occurred," Simpson wrote on Facebook. "Thanks to CPD and Fire for their work in responding to this tragic incident."
Rob Richardson Jr., another mayoral candidate, said it hits close to home, as he has younger family members who attend the club.
Makes no sense that a fight can lead to a massive shooting. Violence has happened too many times at this club.— Rob Richardson (@robforcincy) March 26, 2017
The mass shooting at Cameo seems to be over nothing but stupidity. No one should lose their life over a fight.— Rob Richardson (@robforcincy) March 26, 2017
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he was "saddened" to learn about the shooting and offered help to Cincinnati police:
Saddened to learn about last night's shooting in Cincinnati. Our prayers are with the victims and families of all of those involved. (1/2)— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) March 26, 2017
I've instructed our administration to offer any assistance the state can provide. (2/2)— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) March 26, 2017
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine also offered prayers:
Fran and I send our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of the terrible tragedy in Cincinnati.— Ohio AG Mike DeWine (@OhioAG) March 26, 2017
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, always blunt, said he was sure police would find the "idiots" responsible:
I have the utmost confidence in CPD to find the idiots involved in this senseless act of violence.— Joseph Deters (@hamcopros) March 26, 2017
U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Cincinnati, said he was grateful for first responders and praying for the victims:
Praying for all injured or involved in the shooting at Cameo Night Club in Cincinnati, as we learn more.— Brad Wenstrup (@RepBradWenstrup) March 26, 2017
Grateful, as always, for our local law enforcement who rushed to the scene.— Brad Wenstrup (@RepBradWenstrup) March 26, 2017
"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.— Chris Seelbach (@ChrisSeelbach) March 26, 2017
So incredibly proud of our first responders. Cincinnati firefighters and police officers are best in the nation.— Chris Seelbach (@ChrisSeelbach) March 26, 2017
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— P.G. Sittenfeld (@PGSittenfeld) March 26, 2017
For WCPO's complete coverage on the Cameo nightclub shooting, visit wcpo.com/cameo.