In Riverside, California, a nightclub taking pictures injured seven individuals who had been shot at a Halloween get together early Monday, police stated.

The taking pictures was reported at a nightclub referred to as Sevilla within the metropolis of Riverside that had promoted a weekend of Halloween-themed occasions, together with a Sunday evening rap present billed as “The First Purge” or “The Purge Election 12 months.”

Two victims discovered by officers contained in the nightclub had been taken to a hospital for remedy. 5 different victims later arrived at native hospitals with gunshot wounds, police stated.

Police watch commander Sgt. Ryan Wilson stated not one of the victims’ wounds had been life-threatening.

One witness who didn’t need to be recognized advised KTLA-TV that he was dancing when gunshots rang out.

He stated he noticed a number of individuals firing weapons and that there was a bottleneck of individuals attempting to get out of the exit as he hid behind the bar and prayed.

The preliminary police investigation exhibits {that a} battle broke out on the membership and people concerned started exchanging gunfire each inside and out of doors, stated Officer Ryan Railsback, a division spokesman.

Investigators are trying into whether or not the taking pictures was gang-related, Railsback stated.

The investigation was being dealt with by the division’s robbery-homicide and gang intelligence models.

Riverside is about 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) inland from Los Angeles.

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