Turkish Media Shows Ominous Selfie Video of Suspected Istanbul Nightclub Shooter

Turkish police have released an unsettling selfie video to state media, and it shows the man who they believe was responsible for killing 39 people as he celebrates the new year at an Istanbul nightclub.

Anadolu Agency reported on Turkey’s continued efforts to find the shooter, and as part of their TV broadcast, they released a 44-second video that they said was taken by the alleged killer. The footage shows the scowling suspect in a black hooded jacket as he walks through Taksim Square, a popular tourist destination near the heart of Istanbul.

ABC reports that at least 14 have been arrested in connection with the attack that left scores of people dead and wounded inside the Reina nightclub. The manhunt continues for the suspect in the video, though reports state that the police have information about the killer’s fingerprints, and that he left his jacket and weapon at the club before he escaped.

ISIS has taken credit for the bloodshed, calling the shooter a “soldier of the caliphate” whose goal was to attack Christians.

Watch a report on the subject in the video above, via ABC.

[Image via screengrab]

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