Seven people were wounded during a shooting at a California nightclub on Sunday, Oct. 28, according to local news station KTLA. The shooting took place at the Sevilla Nightclub in Riverside, CA during a Halloween party called “The Purge” — which is the same name as a popular horror movie franchise set in a dystopian America where all crimes are made legal during one night of the year.

Officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to a call from one of the clubgoers at 12:04 a.m on Monday, Oct. 29, alerting law enforcement that there had been shootings both outside and inside the club. When officers arrived, they found two victims who suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to a nearby hospital via ambulance. There are at least five other victims who are believed to have also suffered gunshot wounds and transported themselves to a nearby hospital. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

One man who survived the shooting gave an eye-witness account and said there were people dancing in the club when he heard the gunshots. “I turned around and then people started shooting and then I ran behind the bar,” the witness told KTLA. “Then, all of a sudden, there was an exit at the bar and all of a sudden there was a whole bunch of people crunched up by the exit. It was just everybody running. There was people running out, I heard automatic gunshots. It was like ten in a row. A bullet flew over my head, I started running and I was just praying like, ‘God get me through this.'”

An investigation is still ongoing, and while there is no motive or suspects at the moment, investigators believe that the shooting may have started after an altercation broke out between clubgoers inside the club and those involved may be responsible for exchanging gunfire, Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback told KTLA.


Have a tip? Send it to us! Email In Touch at