1 dead, others injured in shooting at downtown Cincinnati bar

A shooting at a downtown Cincinnati bar left one man dead and another in critical condition early Friday morning.

Cincinnati police responded to the 900 block of Race Street for multiple reports of a shooting near The Chalet Bar around midnight.

One man died at the scene, and crews transported another man to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Both of the victims are men in their 20s, according to Lt. William Suter. Authorities said they are investigating inside and outside the bar and at another scene at Court and Race Streets.

Other people injured in the shooting were taken to UC Medical Center in private vehicles.

“It’s a chaotic scene right now — we’re trying to put together the timeline of what happened,” Suter said. “As people exited the bar — it’s obvious they exited the bar really quickly when the shooting occurred.”

Suter said he had checked in at the bar earlier Thursday evening, when staff told him “they were expecting a busy night” for three private parties.

Police have not released any suspect information as they investigate.

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