Horror as seven people shot during ‘First Purge’ Halloween party

TWO people were rushed to hospital after a shooting at a Halloween party called “The First Purge”.

Local police confirmed an additional five victims were brought to hospital, bringing the total number of people shot to seven.

Partygoers ducked for cover and stampeded towards exits in the Sevilla Nightclub when shots rang out just after midnight.

Riverside Police Department responded to a call about a shooting inside and outside the nightclub at 12:04am local time.

They confirmed that detectives from the Robbery, Homicide Unit, Gang Intelligence Unit and Technicians from the Forensics Unit are working on the investigation.

Police suspect there could be more than one shooter, according to local reports.

There are currently no suspected in custody.

One person who was inside the club when the shooting happened described the terror on Twitter.

They said: “I was at Sevilla’s nightclub and they were shooting the place up.

“I lowkey freaked out. I’m glad my friends and I are okay and I love all my friends for calming me down while we were in there when shots went off.”

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