Man accused in Ohio bar shooting charged with murder


HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused in a southwestern Ohio bar shooting that left his brother dead and several others wounded has been charged with murder and assault.

Court records say 21-year-old Mondale Goens was arraigned Monday in Hamilton Municipal Court on one count of murder and two counts of felonious assault. The judge set bond at $2 million.

Court records don’t list an attorney for Goens.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify a motive for the shooting, but Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said Goens was charged with murder because the “proximate result of his actions caused his brother’s death.”

Police say they are unsure at this time whether Goens actually fired the shot that killed 22-year-old Kalif Goens. It’s unclear how many shooters were involved in the incident.

Callers to 911 reported between 15 and 20 shots were fired at the Doubles Bar in Hamilton around 2 a.m. Sunday. There were about 100 to 200 people in the club described by Bucheit as a “problem establishment” at the time of the shooting.

In addition to Goens, seven others were struck by gunfire. Two victims suffered “major injury apparent gunshot wounds” while the rest sustained only minor injuries. They are all expected to survive.

A preliminary hearing for Goens is set for Aug. 1.

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