Two men are dead after a shooting at Heat Nightclub, and police said they need help identifying a suspect.
Huber Heights police confirmed Keenan Hall, 20, of Dayon has died after he was shot early Saturday morning in the parking lot of the nightclub on Brandt Pike.
Police had previously identified Charles W. Bell III, 25, of Dayton, as the first victim who died in the shooting that was spurred by a fight inside the club and spilled out into the parking lot.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. The name of the third victim, who was treated at Miami Valley Hospital and released, has not been released by authorities.
When Huber Heights police arrived at Heat just before 3 a.m. Saturday, vehicles were exiting the lot at high rates of speed. They asked for assistance from other police agencies due to the number of people and “volatility of the scene.”
Bell died in the gunfire.
The Montgomery County coroner removed Bell’s body from the scene around 7:45 a.m. It was a bloody scene, according to Dayton Daily News and WHIO staff who arrived shortly after police.
Around 8 a.m., detectives said their next step was to have several bullet-hole riddled vehicles towed from the club parking lot. The building also has bullet holes, police said.
Nearly a dozen law enforcement cruisers surrounded the club throughout the morning hours.
In April, the club’s owner won a fight to keep its liquor license despite the city’s year-long efforts to revoke it. The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas upheld a decision of the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, which ruled in favor of the nightclub’s liquor license renewal.
“I’m terribly, terribly disappointed,” Huber Heights Mayor Ron Fisher said in April. “I just really don’t see how any rational person can listen to police officers, city officials and residents, and the defendant had little to no comments, and they win. It makes no sense to me.”
The club’s owner has not made a statement regarding the shooting.
Public’s help sought
Anyone with information on the Heat Nightclub shooting and the suspect is asked to call Detective Colvin at (937) 237-3593.