3 shot outside bar in Springdale

Three people were hospitalized after a shooting outside a bar in Springdale, police said.

Officers responded to a call for shots fired at the Boulevard Bar on Northland Boulevard around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Springdale police said.

When they arrived they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot, investigators said. Another gunshot victim was found in a vehicle traveling on I-275 near the Montgomery Road exit. All three were taken to the hospital. One of the victims has been released. Two remain hospitalized, police said.

Investigators said they recovered multiple shell casings from the parking lot of the bar and the street out front. Based on the evidence collected, police said it appeared shots were fired by more than one person. No shell casings were found inside the bar.

Dispatchers received nearly a dozen 911 calls. Most were from people inside the bar. One caller said a female bartender was shot in the arm and was on the ground. In another call, someone can be heard saying “please don’t let me die.”

Investigators have not provided any suspect information, but have urged anyone with information to call the Springdale Police Department at (513) 346-5760 or report anonymously through Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040.

Northland Boulevard was closed in both directions between Springfield Pike and Olde Gate Drive for around five hours. The roadway reopened shortly before 6 a.m.

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