Istanbul New Year’s Night Attack

By Matthew Mancini (’18)

Police are investigating an attack at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district that occurred at 1:15 AM on Sunday January 1st, local time.

The shooter opened fire outside of the nightclub, killing one police officer, and then going into the largely populated nightclub, killing at least 39 civilians and wounding more than 70 people.

According to CCTV footage and Turkish officials, the shooter was dressed in a Santa costume.The shooter has yet to be identified, but US officials have already called it the first suspected terrorist attack of 2017.

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