The Cincinnati Zoo, which has been hosting visitors for decades, was forced to close Monday due to a shooting at its grounds.
The shooting took place at 8:30 a.m.
Monday and injured two people, authorities said.
No one was injured in the incident.
A witness told WCPO-TV the shooting occurred near a children’s area.
Two people were taken to an area hospital for treatment, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.
A preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was accidental.
The Cincinnati police said in a statement that a witness who saw the shooting told police the person involved was “dressed in camouflage and wearing a mask” and “was carrying a firearm.”
Authorities said the suspect fled in a silver or black vehicle.
The manhunt was underway for the suspect, and an Amber Alert was issued for the person who fired the shots.
The Amber Alert also states the suspect was armed with a gun.
Officials said that an investigation is ongoing.
The zoo is located in a historic building that was originally built in the 1880s.