ISTANBUL, TURKEY — A gunman believed to be dressed as Santa Claus opened fired on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, killing at least 39 New Year’s revelers and wounding dozens more.
The city’s governor described the mass shooting as a terror attack. At this time, it’s not clear how many gunmen participated in the attack.
Video footage shows a gunman approaching the entrance to Reina, an outdoor nightclub, and shooting several people. Other video shows the gunman apparently shedding his clothes at the scene.
Many of the victims were foreigners. Some clubgoers jumped into the Bosphorous river to escape the attack.