Across the Rhine bar owner recounts times people sought refuge in mass shooting

THE WOMAN I TALKED TO SAYS HER BAR THE HUB WAS HOSTING A VIDEO PREMIERE WHEN THIS FILM STARTED AND WHAT STARTED AS A HUB FOR THE NIGHT COMMUNITY HAS TRANSFORMED INTO A HUB FOR SECURITY LINDSEY SWADENER OWNS THE PUB AND LIVE AT OTR. SHE SAID SATURDAY NIGHT STARTED AS A TIME FOR FRIENDS THEN BECAME CHAOTIC AS SEEN BY BAR MONITORING VIDEOS, SO THERE WERE PROBABLY ABOUT 25 TO 30 SHOTS FIRED IN TWO SEPARATE ROUNDS YOU FIRST WHERE IT WENT BANG BANG. WE ALL START LOOKING AROUND TO GO. IT WAS OVER AND THEN WE HEARD BANG BANG BANG BANG AND THAT’S WHEN EVERYONE STARTED RUNNING INSIDE EVERYWHERE YOU CAN GO. AND SO WE STARTED DRAWING PEOPLE INSIDE CAMERAS REVEAL PEOPLE SURVEYING SIDEWALKS IN THE BAR LOOKING FOR SHELTER. NOW I OPENED THE DOOR A FEW TIMES AND A FEW PEOPLE RUN DOWN THE STREET AND THERE WAS A WEDDING PARTY INSIDE AND A WOMAN IN HER WEDDING DRESS AND IT’S JUST LIKE OH GOD IT IS SO SURREAL. YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED TODAY AND YOU KNOW WE ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN YOUR WEDDING DRESS CELEBRATING AND THERE’S A MASS OF SHOOTING AROUND YOU AFTER THE BALL. SWAGNER APPEARED OUTSIDE TO SEE THE CARNAGE. I SAW TWO MEN LAYING ON THE FLOOR KIND OF HOLDING THEIR LEGS, THEREFORE SHOT IN THE LEGS. THERE WAS ANOTHER MAN SITTING IN A CHAIR AND HE SEEMED UNABLE TO MOVE. THERE WAS ANOTHER MAN ON THE GROUND. I’M PRETTY SURE THEY MADE COMPRESSION ON HIM’S CHEST OR SOMEBODY WAS ON TOP OF HIM. I went back down there. MAYBE 15 MINUTES LATER TO TRY TO CALL SOMEONE HOME ON THE STREET AND IT WAS CUT OR RECORDED, THEY WERE TRYING TO GET MORE TAPE. THERE IS NO MORE RIBBON AND IT’S WHEN THE MAN. IN THE CHAIR HAD TO BE PICKED OFF THE CHAIR AND IN A VAN. WE DIDN’T REALIZE HE WAS SHOT AS SHE CALLS ON THE CITY OF CINCINNATI TO STRENGTHEN ITS VIOLENCE PREVENTION PLANS. SHE TOLD US ABOUT A CALL THAT PUT THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE. ARE PEOPLE NOT REACHED TONIGHT? THIS WILL NOT CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AND IT WILL CONTINUE NEXT WEEK. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER SHOOTING AND IT’S GOING TO GO AFTER THIS WE’RE GOING TO FINISH FOR US UNLESS SOMETHING IS DONE AND THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. WE ARE TERRIFIED. SWADNER SAID SHE LIKE OTHERS WHO WERE AT OTR WHEN THIS SHOOT STARTED, SAID THEY WERE INFLUED WITH CALLS AND TEXTS ASKING A QUESTION THAT SURPRISES YOU AT THE BEGINNING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. THEY DIDN’T ASK IF YOU ARE OK BUT ARE YOU ALIVE NOT KNOWING IF SHE WILL RETURN THA

Across the Rhine bar owner recounts times people sought refuge in mass shooting

Witnesses to the Sunday morning shooting across the Rhine are shaken, and many tell WLWT they have never seen such a large police presence in the region. enjoying their evening for a night of chaos and confusion Cincinnati police say the shooting began after a fight broke out between two groups of people just after 1:30 a.m. In the middle of the fight, two people pulled out guns and started shooting. .Officials say a Cincinnati police officer saw a person firing into a crowd and shot him, forcing him to flee the scene.At the Hub on Main Street, early video was staged as the beatings were started ringing. Lindsey Swadner, owner of The Hub, tells WLWT that she heard about 30 gunshots ring out at two different times; about 10 shots, then a few seconds later about 20 shots. She says after that, that’s when chaos broke out. People started running and finding safety moments after spending an evening with friends and family. The Hub has become a safe haven, with several people running inside to seek refuge and safety. two separate rounds. First you had where it was going ‘bang, bang, bang, bang’, we all start looking around and say, ‘It was over?’ And then you heard ‘bang, bang, bang, bang’ and everyone started running inside everywhere you could go,” Swadner recalled. “And so we started getting people in. I made sure everyone was inside, walked up the street to see what had happened and there were, of course, more gunshot victims, I don’t know how many.” She added that among the people seeking to hide inside the Hub was a wedding party. “I saw two men lying on the ground, sort of holding each other’s leg, so, shot in the legs . There was another man who was sitting in a chair and he seemed unable to move,” Swadner added. “There was another man on the floor, I’m pretty sure they were doing chest compressions on him or someone was on top of him. I went back down there, maybe 15 minutes later, to trying to walk someone down the street Everything was roped in. They were trying to get more duct tape, they ran out of tape, and that’s when the man in the chair had to be lifted from the chair without realizing that he had been shot.

Witnesses to Sunday morning’s shooting in Over-the-Rhine are shaken, with many telling WLWT they have never seen such a heavy police presence in the area.

It went very quickly from a comfortable Saturday night, the rain had cleared and people were enjoying their evening, to a night of chaos and confusion.

Cincinnati police said the shooting began after a fight broke out between two groups of people just after 1:30 a.m. In the middle of the fight, two people pulled out guns and started shooting.

Officials say a Cincinnati police officer saw a person shooting into a crowd and shot him, forcing him to flee the scene.

At the Hub on Main Street, an early video was staged as the shots began to ring out.

Lindsey Swadner, owner of The Hub, tells WLWT that she heard about 30 gunshots ring out at two different times; about 10 shots, then a few seconds later about 20 shots. She says after that, that’s when chaos broke out. People started running and finding safety moments after spending an evening with friends and family.

The Hub has become a safe haven, with several people running inside to seek refuge and safety.

“There were probably about 25-30 shots fired in two separate rounds. First you had where it was ‘bang, bang, bang, bang’, we all start looking around saying, ‘ It was finished? And then you heard ‘bang, bang, bang, bang’ and everyone started running inside everywhere you could go,” Swadner recalled. inside. I made sure everyone was inside, walked down the street to see what had happened and there were, of course, more gunshot victims, I don’t know how many.”

She added that among the people seeking to hide inside the Hub was a wedding party.

“I saw two men lying on the ground, kind of holding each other’s leg, so, shot in the legs. There was another man who was sitting on a chair and he seemed unable to move,” added Swadner. “There was another man on the floor, I’m pretty sure they were doing chest compressions on him or someone was on top of him. I went back down there, maybe 15 minutes later, to trying to walk someone down the street Everything was roped in. They were trying to get more duct tape, they ran out of tape, and that’s when the man in the chair had to be lifted from the chair without realizing that he had been shot.

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