At Least 39 People Dead, 69 Injured After Shooter Attacks Nightclub


Multiple reports are stating that a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey has come under attack by armed men.

The shooting reportedly took place at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortaköy district at approximately 2 a.m. local time. CNN Turk has reported that at least one gunman entered the venue dressed up as Santa Claus, and various news outlets are reporting multiple injuries and casualties.

Multiple reports indicated that there were two suspects involved in the attack, and one of them might still be inside the nightclub. Police vehicles and ambulances are at the scene to address the situation.

This is a breaking news story, and we will update accordingly:

UPDATE: 7:24 p.m. ET: According to the Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin, at least 35 people were killed in the attack, and 40 more were wounded.

Continued reports on the shooting suggest that there was only one gunman.

UPDATE: 8:40 pm EST The White House has offered a response to the attack.

UPDATE: 12:17 am EST The death toll has risen.

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