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Police: Cincinnati nightclub shooting that killed 1, injured 15 started as a dispute

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Cincinnati Police Department(CINCINNATI) —  Cincinnati police have yet to make arrests in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning that killed one person and wounded at least 15.

Police said the violence started as a dispute between “local men” who were caught up in an argument.

The victim who died was identified by authorities Sunday as 27-year-old Obryan Spikes. Another victim is in critical condition, police said.

The shooting at around 1:30 a.m. at Cameo Nightclub created an atmosphere of “chaos,” said police, who described the 21-and-over nightspot as one frequented primarily by young people.

“The bar was very crowded” at the time, with hundreds of people inside, police said.

“People were going to have a good time and ended up being shot. That is unacceptable,” the city’s mayor, John Cranley, said at a press conference Sunday.

Police early on in their investigation ruled out terrorism as being behind the attack, but Cranley said that didn’t diminish the tragedy.

“To the victims, what difference does it make?” the mayor said.

Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate initially tweeted that only one person was responsible for the violence.

But at the press conference later in the day, police said more than one shooter was likely involved.

Police Sgt. Eric Franz told ABC News that investigators are working through “a large and complicated homicide scene,” and that “at this point we have multiple witnesses we’re interviewing and we have nobody in custody.”

Police said Cameo has had violent incidents in the past, and that despite efforts by the club to bolster security, several firearms were brought into the club prior to the shooting.

Mayor Cranley asked that members of the public “come forward and help us solve this crime. We must bring the shooters to justice.”

Gov. John Kasich tweeted that he was “saddened” to learn about the shooting.

Kelly Martin, a spokeswoman for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, told ABC News early Sunday that it admitted eigh people early this morning, three of them in serious condition and 1 in critical condition.

A spokesman for Bethesda North Hospital told ABC News it admitted two patients related to the shooting, but did not provide their conditions.

At Christ Hospital, a spokeswoman told ABC News it admitted two individuals with minor injuries from the shooting.

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Police: Cincinnati nightclub shooting that killed 1, injured 15 started as a dispute

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Cincinnati Police Department(CINCINNATI) —  Cincinnati police have yet to make arrests in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning that killed one person and wounded at least 15.

Police said the violence started as a dispute between “local men” who were caught up in an argument.

The victim who died was identified by authorities Sunday as 27-year-old Obryan Spikes. Another victim is in critical condition, police said.

The shooting at around 1:30 a.m. at Cameo Nightclub created an atmosphere of “chaos,” said police, who described the 21-and-over nightspot as one frequented primarily by young people.

“The bar was very crowded” at the time, with hundreds of people inside, police said.

“People were going to have a good time and ended up being shot. That is unacceptable,” the city’s mayor, John Cranley, said at a press conference Sunday.

Police early on in their investigation ruled out terrorism as being behind the attack, but Cranley said that didn’t diminish the tragedy.

“To the victims, what difference does it make?” the mayor said.

Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate initially tweeted that only one person was responsible for the violence.

But at the press conference later in the day, police said more than one shooter was likely involved.

Police Sgt. Eric Franz told ABC News that investigators are working through “a large and complicated homicide scene,” and that “at this point we have multiple witnesses we’re interviewing and we have nobody in custody.”

Police said Cameo has had violent incidents in the past, and that despite efforts by the club to bolster security, several firearms were brought into the club prior to the shooting.

Mayor Cranley asked that members of the public “come forward and help us solve this crime. We must bring the shooters to justice.”

Gov. John Kasich tweeted that he was “saddened” to learn about the shooting.

Kelly Martin, a spokeswoman for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, told ABC News early Sunday that it admitted eigh people early this morning, three of them in serious condition and 1 in critical condition.

A spokesman for Bethesda North Hospital told ABC News it admitted two patients related to the shooting, but did not provide their conditions.

At Christ Hospital, a spokeswoman told ABC News it admitted two individuals with minor injuries from the shooting.

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Frenchmen traveling across U.S. in jeep in honor of Pulse nightclub victims visit Tampa Pride

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Manuel Frederic and Alex Tisba lost friends in the November 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, and because of this, the Frenchmen have felt a kinship with those affected by the massacre last June at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.

So the pair decided to visit the U.S. and travel across the country in a Jeep, armed with a message of peace and unity, in honor of the 49 people murdered by gunman Omar Mateen at the LGBT nightclub, reports ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa.

On Saturday, they stopped at Tampa’s Pride parade, about 85 miles west of Orlando.

And they’ve already visited Orlando, where they put the initials of the Pulse victims on the Jeep. Survivors of the attack — the largest massacre in modern U.S. history — signed the Jeep, while friends and family members placed their handprints on the vehicle.

They’ve also visited Washington, D.C., where they scored signatures from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

“We’re just people, citizens of the world, and we should all be united as one,” Frederic told WFTS. “We started here because this is the United States. People from all over the world living together in peace, or should be living together peacefully and that’s what we’re trying to reconnect here.”

So far the Jeep has visited 25 states, but the duo are planning to take it to all 50 states. They are also keen on getting former president Barack Obama’s signature on the vehicle, since he was in the Oval Office when the shooting rampage occurred.

Frederic and Tisba’s long-term goal is to return the Jeep to Orlando so it can be part of the Pulse memorial.

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Frenchmen traveling across U.S. in jeep in honor of Pulse nightclub victims visit Tampa Pride

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Manuel Frederic and Alex Tisba lost friends in the November 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, and because of this, the Frenchmen have felt a kinship with those affected by the massacre last June at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.

So the pair decided to visit the U.S. and travel across the country in a Jeep, armed with a message of peace and unity, in honor of the 49 people murdered by gunman Omar Mateen at the LGBT nightclub, reports ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa.

On Saturday, they stopped at Tampa’s Pride parade, about 85 miles west of Orlando.

And they’ve already visited Orlando, where they put the initials of the Pulse victims on the Jeep. Survivors of the attack — the largest massacre in modern U.S. history — signed the Jeep, while friends and family members placed their handprints on the vehicle.

They’ve also visited Washington, D.C., where they scored signatures from lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

“We’re just people, citizens of the world, and we should all be united as one,” Frederic told WFTS. “We started here because this is the United States. People from all over the world living together in peace, or should be living together peacefully and that’s what we’re trying to reconnect here.”

So far the Jeep has visited 25 states, but the duo are planning to take it to all 50 states. They are also keen on getting former president Barack Obama’s signature on the vehicle, since he was in the Oval Office when the shooting rampage occurred.

Frederic and Tisba’s long-term goal is to return the Jeep to Orlando so it can be part of the Pulse memorial.

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Emails between allegedly kidnapped teen and former teacher reveal ‘romantic interest,’ says DA

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(NEW YORK) — As law enforcement officers across the country continue to hunt for Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher Tad Cummins — who allegedly kidnapped the 15-year-old — investigators have shed light on their relationship, revealing that emails between the pair have uncovered a “romantic interest in each other.”

Thomas and Cummins wrote emails to each other but did not send them — instead they would save the email in the drafts folder of 40-year-old Cummins’ school email account, the Maury County District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Office revealed Friday.

“They would write the message and let it save as a draft,” Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper explained to ABC affiliate WAAY in Huntsville, Alabama. “The other person would log in, read the message and then delete it and then write another message that was saved as a draft.”

NEW PICTURE: Here’s Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas at school in January, days before his alleged inappropriate contact with her. pic.twitter.com/BzyIz8KPpY

— TBI (@TBInvestigation) March 21, 2017

Investigators said the pair wrote inappropriate messages to each other, but Cooper declined to elaborate.

“If you read them you would immediately recognize you are reading messages between two people who have a romantic interest in each other,” Cooper said.

The lead investigator on the case shared one of the emails with WAAY.

“‘I saw you standing next to you backpack this morning’ and [Cummins] makes a reference to a body part of hers and how nice that looked,” said Marcus Alright with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department.

UPDATE: We have determined the purchase of hair dye by Tad Cummins was not part of his intended plan for #ElizabethThomas. #TNAMBERAlert pic.twitter.com/mzrPlhvOhQ

— TBI (@TBInvestigation) March 21, 2017

Meanwhile, a former coworker of Cummins is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Chandler Anderson, a nurse practitioner in Columbia, Tennessee, first met Cummins in 1998. Prior to being a teacher he was a respiratory therapist.

Anderson says he’s worried about Thomas.

“You’ve got to do something to motivate people to be more vigilant about trying to find this young girl, because this is not going to end well if we don’t get her home, and get her home soon,” he said.

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Emails between allegedly kidnapped teen and former teacher reveal ‘romantic interest,’ says DA

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(NEW YORK) — As law enforcement officers across the country continue to hunt for Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher Tad Cummins — who allegedly kidnapped the 15-year-old — investigators have shed light on their relationship, revealing that emails between the pair have uncovered a “romantic interest in each other.”

Thomas and Cummins wrote emails to each other but did not send them — instead they would save the email in the drafts folder of 40-year-old Cummins’ school email account, the Maury County District Attorney and the Sheriff’s Office revealed Friday.

“They would write the message and let it save as a draft,” Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper explained to ABC affiliate WAAY in Huntsville, Alabama. “The other person would log in, read the message and then delete it and then write another message that was saved as a draft.”

NEW PICTURE: Here’s Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas at school in January, days before his alleged inappropriate contact with her. pic.twitter.com/BzyIz8KPpY

— TBI (@TBInvestigation) March 21, 2017

Investigators said the pair wrote inappropriate messages to each other, but Cooper declined to elaborate.

“If you read them you would immediately recognize you are reading messages between two people who have a romantic interest in each other,” Cooper said.

The lead investigator on the case shared one of the emails with WAAY.

“‘I saw you standing next to you backpack this morning’ and [Cummins] makes a reference to a body part of hers and how nice that looked,” said Marcus Alright with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department.

UPDATE: We have determined the purchase of hair dye by Tad Cummins was not part of his intended plan for #ElizabethThomas. #TNAMBERAlert pic.twitter.com/mzrPlhvOhQ

— TBI (@TBInvestigation) March 21, 2017

Meanwhile, a former coworker of Cummins is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Chandler Anderson, a nurse practitioner in Columbia, Tennessee, first met Cummins in 1998. Prior to being a teacher he was a respiratory therapist.

Anderson says he’s worried about Thomas.

“You’ve got to do something to motivate people to be more vigilant about trying to find this young girl, because this is not going to end well if we don’t get her home, and get her home soon,” he said.

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1 dead, 14 injured in shooting incident at Cincinnati nightclub

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Cincinnati Police Department(CINCINNATI) — One person is dead and 14 injured, following a shooting incident at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday morning, police said.

“There was a shooting here this morning around one o’clock in the morning,” Cincinnati Police Department Sgt. Eric Franz told ABC News of the incident at Cameo Nightclub. “It’s a large and complicated homicide scene.”

Sgt. Franz added, “At this point we have multiple witnesses we’re interviewing and we have nobody in custody.”

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate tweeted that as far as officials know, there was only one shooter. At an earlier press conference, though, Capt. Kimberly Williams had said there was multiple shooters. Neudigate also said the motive remains unknown, but “there are no indications this incident is terrorism related.”

Update: Motive is still unclear but there are no indications this incident is terrorism related.

— LtC. Paul Neudigate (@PaulNeudigate) March 26, 2017

Cameos Update: Only one reported shooter at this time, still investigating if others involved.

— LtC. Paul Neudigate (@PaulNeudigate) March 26, 2017

Ref Cameo incident, confirming 15 total victims at this time, one of which is deceased. Continuing to investigate, no current updates.

— LtC. Paul Neudigate (@PaulNeudigate) March 26, 2017

At the press conference, Capt. Williams said of a possible motive, “I don’t want to make speculations on what happened, but just keep an eye on your young people … I don’t know if this had to do with an argument or neighborhood issues or what. Just, I’m asking parents … know what your young people are doing.”

Capt. Williams said the shooting occurred inside Cameo, and that “chaos” ensued as people fled from the venue.

“We’ve got a really large scene at multiple hospitals,” Sgt. Franz said of the victims.

Kelly Martin, a spokeswoman for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, told ABC News that it admitted 8 people early this morning: 4 in stable condition, 3 in serious condition and 1 in critical condition.

A spokesman for Bethesda North Hospital told ABC News it admitted two patients related to the shooting, but did not provide their conditions.

At Christ Hospital, a spokeswoman told ABC News it admitted two individuals with minor injuries from the shooting.

On its Facebook page, Cameo says it provides “excitement and entertainment to the tri-state,” adding that Saturdays at the venue are “grown and sexy night.”

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1 dead, 14 injured in shooting incident at Cincinnati nightclub

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Cincinnati Police Department(CINCINNATI) — One person is dead and 14 injured, following a shooting incident at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday morning, police said.

“There was a shooting here this morning around one o’clock in the morning,” Cincinnati Police Department Sgt. Eric Franz told ABC News of the incident at Cameo Nightclub. “It’s a large and complicated homicide scene.”

Sgt. Franz added, “At this point we have multiple witnesses we’re interviewing and we have nobody in custody.”

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate tweeted that as far as officials know, there was only one shooter. At an earlier press conference, though, Capt. Kimberly Williams had said there was multiple shooters. Neudigate also said the motive remains unknown, but “there are no indications this incident is terrorism related.”

Update: Motive is still unclear but there are no indications this incident is terrorism related.

— LtC. Paul Neudigate (@PaulNeudigate) March 26, 2017

Cameos Update: Only one reported shooter at this time, still investigating if others involved.

— LtC. Paul Neudigate (@PaulNeudigate) March 26, 2017

Ref Cameo incident, confirming 15 total victims at this time, one of which is deceased. Continuing to investigate, no current updates.

— LtC. Paul Neudigate (@PaulNeudigate) March 26, 2017

At the press conference, Capt. Williams said of a possible motive, “I don’t want to make speculations on what happened, but just keep an eye on your young people … I don’t know if this had to do with an argument or neighborhood issues or what. Just, I’m asking parents … know what your young people are doing.”

Capt. Williams said the shooting occurred inside Cameo, and that “chaos” ensued as people fled from the venue.

“We’ve got a really large scene at multiple hospitals,” Sgt. Franz said of the victims.

Kelly Martin, a spokeswoman for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, told ABC News that it admitted 8 people early this morning: 4 in stable condition, 3 in serious condition and 1 in critical condition.

A spokesman for Bethesda North Hospital told ABC News it admitted two patients related to the shooting, but did not provide their conditions.

At Christ Hospital, a spokeswoman told ABC News it admitted two individuals with minor injuries from the shooting.

On its Facebook page, Cameo says it provides “excitement and entertainment to the tri-state,” adding that Saturdays at the venue are “grown and sexy night.”

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Emails between allegedly kidnapped teen and former teacher reveal ‘romantic interest,’ says DA

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Investigators says Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins wrote inappropriate emails.

Emails between allegedly kidnapped teen and former teacher reveal ‘romantic interest,’ says DA

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Investigators says Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins wrote inappropriate emails.

1 dead, 14 injured in shooting at Cincinnati nightclub

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Police are interviewing witnesses, but do not have anyone in custody yet.

WATCH: Former coworker of alleged kidnapper offers reward for his capture

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A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Tad Cummins and return of Elizabeth Thomas

Emails between teen allegedly kidnapped by former teacher reveal ‘romantic interest in each other’

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Investigators says Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins wrote inappropriate emails.

Emails between teen allegedly kidnapped by former teacher reveal ‘romantic interest in each other’

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Investigators says Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins wrote inappropriate emails.

After health care failure, tax reform the next big item on Trump’s legislative agenda

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Suspect in custody after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

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iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — The suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded on a bus in Las Vegas is in custody after a tense standoff in which the suspect barricaded himself inside the, police said.

After a lengthy standoff, the armed suspect surrendered, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said.

Police said it is unknown what provoked the shooting, but there was no evidence to suggest that the incident was related to a robbery overnight at Bellagio Resort & Casino.

According to a tweet from the LVMPD, part of the Las Vegas Strip was shut down after the gunman barricaded himself inside a bus. The area that was shut down, between Flamingo and Harmon streets, is where several large hotels are, including Planet Hollywood, Bellagio and the Cosmopolitan.

 

S. Las Vegas Blvd. between Flamingo & Harmon remains closed due to a barricade subject on bus. Please avoid the area. #LVMPDnews

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017

 

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Suspect in custody after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

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iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — The suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded on a bus in Las Vegas is in custody after a tense standoff in which the suspect barricaded himself inside the, police said.

After a lengthy standoff, the armed suspect surrendered, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said.

Police said it is unknown what provoked the shooting, but there was no evidence to suggest that the incident was related to a robbery overnight at Bellagio Resort & Casino.

According to a tweet from the LVMPD, part of the Las Vegas Strip was shut down after the gunman barricaded himself inside a bus. The area that was shut down, between Flamingo and Harmon streets, is where several large hotels are, including Planet Hollywood, Bellagio and the Cosmopolitan.

 

S. Las Vegas Blvd. between Flamingo & Harmon remains closed due to a barricade subject on bus. Please avoid the area. #LVMPDnews

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017

 

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Cops in standoff after fatal Las Vegas bus shooting

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iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting on a bus in Las Vegas, but the suspect remained barricaded inside in a tense standoff, police said.

The armed suspect is currently alone on the bus, and police are working to get him into custody, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said.

Police said it is unknown what provoked the shooting, but there was no evidence to suggest that the incident was related to a robbery overnight at Bellagio Resort & Casino overnight.

According to a tweet from the LVMPD, part of the Las Vegas Strip has been shut down after the gunman barricaded himself inside a bus. The area that was shut down, between Flamingo and Harmon streets, is where several large hotels are, including Planet Hollywood, Bellagio and the Cosmopolitan.

S. Las Vegas Blvd. between Flamingo & Harmon remains closed due to a barricade subject on bus. Please avoid the area. #LVMPDnews

— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017

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