Cameo Night Club shooting victims file lawsuit against club

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 14:20:17-04

CINCINNATI -- A group of people who survived the Cameo Night Club shooting have filed a lawsuit against the club, its owner and the property owner.

Seven of the eight plaintiffs were named by police as being among the 15 people wounded in the March 26 shooting. Two other people died from their injuries after multiple people began firing inside the club.

The lawsuit alleges that the nightclub failed to have a proper security plan in place, partly because patrons who paid more to use an express entrance in the front or a "clandestine" entrance in the back were not patted down.

"Cameo's owners were aware and complicit in the creation of security risks to their business and patrons," the lawsuit states.

Club owner Julian Rodgers has previously denied that there was a side entrance.

The club has since closed.

The lawsuit was filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court May 25. The Cochran Firm, which is representing the plaintiffs, announced that they will hold a news conference about the case Thursday.