7 shot at California nightclub during Halloween event dubbed 'The Purge'

PHOTO: Members of the Riverside Police Department investigate the scene of a shooting at Sevilla Nightclub in Riverside, Calif., Oct. 29, 2018. Several people were shot and wounded during a Halloween party at the nightclub, police said. PlayStan Lim/The Orange County Register via AP
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Seven people were shot late Sunday evening at nightclub in Southern California, officials said.

The Riverside Police Department received a call around 12:04 a.m. and responded to reports of a shooting inside and outside of Sevilla Nightclub.

Online flyers show the Sevilla Nightclub had advertised a Halloween event called, “The Purge," seemingly in reference to the name of the horror film.

PHOTO: A flyer for The Purge Election Year event at the Seville nightclub where seven people were shot. Eventbrite
A flyer for "The Purge Election Year" event at the Seville nightclub where seven people were shot.

Officers arrived and located two gunshot victims who were transported for medical treatment, Riverside police said in a statement.

An additional five victims who were shot at the nightclub later arrived at local hospitals, police said.

The extent of the injuries remain unknown at this time, however the Riverside Police Department reported that none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

PHOTO: Members of the Riverside Police Department investigate the scene of a shooting at Sevilla Nightclub in Riverside, Calif., Oct. 29, 2018. Several people were shot and wounded during a Halloween party at the nightclub, police said. Stan Lim/The Orange County Register via AP
Members of the Riverside Police Department investigate the scene of a shooting at Sevilla Nightclub in Riverside, Calif., Oct. 29, 2018. Several people were shot and wounded during a Halloween party at the nightclub, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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