CINCINNATI – From the first shots to the last victim’s rescue, Cincinnati police response to the mass shooting at Cameo Night Club Suhnday morning was swift and widespread, according to police calls.
A flood of first responders joined the four off-duty officers working outside the club. And the scene wasn’t limited to the club. Police found shooting victims all over the area after some got in cars and tried to drive to nearby hospitals.
Here’s a timeline based on police calls:
1:29 a.m.: The first call for police and paramedics.
"Send some cars down here. I believe we have shots fired in the club."
1:30 a.m. - First victim discovered.
"Have everything you got expedite this way. We got one down"
Chaos spread as hundreds of club patrons ran outside while others - some shot – remained inside waiting for help.
1:32 a.m. - Victim count grows.
"At least three down. At least three down. Let's go, send these cars now!"
1:33 a.m. - And grows.
"We've got at least six victims. Roll every bus that you possibly can this way"
1:35 a.m. - One victim found more than a mile away.
"Start me an ambulance also to Kellogg and Stanley. We have a gunshot wound here as well."
1:35 a.m. - Giving chest compressions in a restroom.
"Be advised I got (inaudible) administering CPR right now."
1:40 a.m. – Barely 10 minutes and it’s calling all cars.
"23-30 basically the entire city is responding at this time."
1:41 a.m. – Another victim found away from the scene.
"We have another victim shot in the head -- down from Stanley."
1:42 a.m. – Another in the parking lot.
"We've got another victim in a vehicle. It's going to be on the east side in the parking lot."
1:43 a.m. – More transports needed.
"We need some more units to get these people out of here."
Within 15 minutes, radio logs show, some of the 17 people shot were already arriving at hospitals. Police were then coordinating to not only close off the scene, but to speak with them and other witnesses as well.
Two victims are still hospitalized in critical condition. The others have been released, including three sent home Wednesday from University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Investigators haven't said if they believe the shooters are among the injured. However, police now say they are not actively looking for suspects and the public is not at risk.
No arrests have been made and no motive has been given. Police believe multiple shooters opened fire in the club just before 1:30 a.m.
Police and city officials are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.
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