According to local CBS affiliate WBNS-10TV, a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, saw a late-night shooting take place early Sunday morning, resulting in the hospitalization of nine individuals. Two of the victims remain in critical condition.
It is believed that a disagreement within the J&R Party Hall sparked gunfire at around 3:30 a.m. Ohio senator Sherrod Brown (D) issued the following statement on the shooting:
“Connie and I join Ohioans in praying for the full recovery of everyone injured in last night’s shooting. Like many today, we will hug our family a little tighter after this devastating news, and hope the families of the victims will be able to do the same very soon.
“We are grateful to the medical professionals caring for the injured as well as the police and first responders at the scene. News of gun violence in our communities is always heartbreaking — especially on a weekend meant for celebrating with family, and so soon after last month’s nightclub shooting in Cincinnati. As always, my office will offer any assistance we can as law enforcement investigate.”
Police have identified a pair of differing shell cases in connection to the shooting. Although authorities have not yet made arrests, WBNS-10TV reports that police are currently investigating various avenues in an attempt to identify multiple shooters.
Columbus Police released the following tweet after the incident:
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) April 16, 2017
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