He went on to state that the motive and number of shooters is so far unclear.
Witness Tolu Adeseha said he was inside the bar when he heard at least 15 shots go on for what “felt like hours.”
“It reminded me of things in the news, about people shooting and active shooters,” he said. “This [was] a reality for me, what do you do in an active situation.”
Adeseha said he saw multiple people with guns, but did not see anyone fire the weapons.
“You [had] people trying to play dead and things like that,” he said. “This is an active shooter and I was trying to tell a girl [next to me], you can’t cry, I know it’s traumatic for you, but you got to stay silent or play dead.”
Officers found shell casings both inside and outside the bar, WCPO reported.
Initial reports indicated that at least two people had been shot, with potentially more victims.
The site has been cordoned off by authorities.
Acknowledging that previous violence has taken place at the bar, Bucheit said: “What happened tonight tonight is unacceptable and we’re going to work with management and ownership to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Doubles bar was also the scene of a double shooting in August 2015.