- Michael D. Clark Staff Writer
A chaotic melee in a Fairfield bar led to shots fired and five stabbed or slashed early Sunday morning.
Fairfield Police said no one was hit in the club by gunfire but five people were taken to local hospitals with knife wounds, one of which was transported by AirCare medical helicopter.
Police are continuing their investigation of the attacks at the El Centenario nightclub located on the Fairfield and Hamilton city border at 3220 Dixie Highway in Butler County. There were no fatalities.
“Several individuals with what appear to be stab wounds have been located at the bar and area hospitals,” Doug Day, Fairfield police officer said. “Although we are uncertain as to the severity of the injuries, no fatalities have been reported. This is an active investigation; additional information will be released as it becomes available.”
Fairfield Police Chief Mike Dickey said the victims were stabbed or cut.
People inside the club heard several gunshots. Dickey initially said it appeared one person had been shot. Later in the morning, he said no one had been hit by gunfire.
A taxicab driver, James Miller, said he picked up a passenger from the club not long after the fight. He said it was a chaotic scene. Police questioned Miller’s passenger.
Officers questioned other people inside the club for several hours. They also searched a gray sedan parked outside the club.
Our media partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati contributed to this story.