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One killed during gun attack at nightclub

A CLUBBER was killed and more than a dozen injured after a person opened fire inside a crowded nightclub in Ohio.

It was not clear what prompted the shooting at the Cameo club at about 1.30am on Sunday, and authorities said they were trying to identify a suspect.

"Saturday night, it is a very young crowd. We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst," police captain Kim Williams said.

Fifteen people were shot and some drove themselves to hospitals while others were taken by ambulance.

Authorities are interviewing several witnesses but Ms Williams said a lot of the club-goers had left.

"The biggest problem when you have a large crowd like this and the shots ring out, a lot of the witnesses disappear," she said.

Authorities were asking anyone with information to come forward and Ms Williams said investigators are checking to see if surveillance cameras were working.

It was reported that at least one person was in a critical condition at University of Cincinnati Medical Centre.

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