Three dead in Ohio nightclub shooting; police search for gunman

Sun Mar 9, 2014 12:30pm EDT

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(Reuters) - An unidentified gunman opened fire inside an Ohio nightclub early on Sunday, killing three people including an off-duty police officer, authorities said.

A fourth person was wounded at the Last Call Saloon in Fremont, 40 miles south of Toledo, and authorities were searching for the shooter, Fremont police said.

The gunman fired at least four shots, killing a 25-year-old bartender, a 24-year-old patron and a 26-year-old man identified as an off-duty police officer from the nearby village of Elmore, according to Fremont Police Chief Timothy Wiersma. The fourth victim was airlifted to an area hospital.

Police have made no arrests and said the motive for the shooting was still unclear. The shooter was described as a "short male," but no other details were provided.

State and local authorities were interviewing witnesses.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Paul Simao)

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Comments (10)
carnivalchaos wrote:
Obviously we need more and more and more guns. If everyone in that nightclub was packing heat while tossing down their Long Island Ice Teas, then no one would have been hurt. Everyone would think rationally: Wow, everyone’s got a gun so I’d better not try to use mine. Yes, that’s how it works. That’s the ticket.

Mar 09, 2014 1:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VeronicaDoll wrote:
Let’s see……what’s the Dead Body Count–all innocent People–from Gun-related Violence this Year alone??

Mar 09, 2014 1:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4sight2020 wrote:
1. if the courts really enforced the laws that are already on the books then maybe the perp would have been behind bars and this shooting may not have happened at all. (obviously im speculating due to lack of a suspect at this time but you get the point)
2. no one wants people who are drinking booze to have a gun so it’s most likely against the law already.

Mar 09, 2014 1:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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