Man shot and killed inside Clifton motel bar

CINCINNATI - A man was shot and later died of his wounds inside a motel baron Central Parkway in Clifton early Thursday morning.

Cincinnati police say a second man was also shot and laterarrived at University Hospital.

The deadly shooting happened at the Pit Stop Lounge insidethe Budget Host Inn, located in the 3300 block of Central Parkway,south of Cincinnati State and Ludlow Avenue.

Police say Rickey Lummus, 28, was shot inside the bar justbefore 12:50 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are not releasing the identity of the other victim.

When officers first arrived, there was a large crowd outside thebar, giving them plenty of people to question about what led up tothe shooting.

Police have not determined if some kind of argument ordispute among bar patrons may have led to the fatal shooting.

A tow truck was seen taking a car away from the inner parkinglot of the motel, but police have not released if that vehicle maybe connected with the case.

Several people who wanted to enter the motel as guests earlyThursday morning were turned away by officers as investigatorsremain on the scene.

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