Turkey Nightclub Terror Attack Kills at Least 39

ABC News' Jennifer Eccleston reports the latest news on the deadly nightclub attack.
1:35 | 01/01/17

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We begin in Turkey with breaking news overnight. A deadly attack at a packed nightclub where hundreds were gathered. We were in our London bureau with more. Turkish authorities had intelligence that a terror attack was likely. And put 25,000 police on the streets of istanbul for new year's eve overnight new year's massacre, 39 dead after a terrorist attack at Reina nightclub in istanbul. As many as 65 more injured after at least one armed attacker allegedly dressed in a Santa suit, opened fire just after 1:00 A.M. The gunman seen here in this surveillance video storming the nightclub's entrance. Armed with a long barrelled weapon, shooting a police officer and one civilian before making his way through the front doors. Once inside, the assailant changing clothes according to the Turkish interior minister. The popular outdoor club still packed with more than 500 partiers ringing in the new year just an hour before the assault. Some clubgoers jumping into nearby water to get to safety. While ambulances rush to help the injured. Turkish authorities issuing a temporary media ban as special forces scour the area. Searching for the gunman who remains at large. The names of the foreign victims have yet to be released but several wnba players were next door to the shootout. Their coach confirmed they are all safe. Ron. Jennifer, thanks.

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