Sunday 19 November 2017

People are pretty angry this TV station used a mugshot to identify a victim of the Cincinnati nightclub shootings

By Prudence Wade

O’Bryan Spikes, 27, was killed in the incident.

A gunfight broke out inside the crowded Cameo club in Cincinnati early on Sunday morning, leaving one man dead and 15 people injured.

O’Bryan Spikes, 27, was killed in the incident, and the way that his death was reported on one local TV station has really caused a stir.

People are pretty horrified that Local 12 used a mugshot to identify the victim of this tragedy.

Many said it makes Spikes look like the attacker and not the victim.

The TV station defended its decision to use the mugshot, saying on Twitter: “This photo was provided by police and was the only photo we had permission for at the time. We can not pull from social media for photos without permission from the content owners. We reached out and they have since provided permission.”

Local 12 has since tweeted out alternative pictures of Spikes.

At least five other victims of the shooting remained in hospital on Monday morning. A University of Cincinnati Medical Centre spokeswoman said two were in critical condition and three were stable.

The gunfight broke out after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said. Cincinnati police are currently searching for suspects.

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