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UPDATED: 1 dead, 5 injured in New Haven club shooting Saturday morning

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published October 26. 2013 1:00PM   Updated October 26. 2013 1:05PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven police say one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting inside a nightclub.

Police say gunfire rang out inside the Key Club Cabaret at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, sending more than a hundred patrons rushing out through the main doorway.

A news release from the New Haven police department says one female victim died, two other victims are in critical condition and three others were receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

A suspect has not been identified. Police have been interviewing several witnesses and anyone with information about the crime is being asked to call detectives.

Police said the interior of the club was littered with drug paraphernalia and smelled of marijuana.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statement in response to the overnight shooting.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the woman who died as a result of her injuries, the victims who are fighting for their lives, and all who are impacted by this senseless violence. This is a tragic reminder that despite progress in recent years, Connecticut cities still suffer too often from the plague of gun violence. On the state, municipal, and community levels, Connecticut must continue to work together to make all our communities safer.”

The governor was scheduled to attend a 2 p.m. press conference held by New Haven Police Department.

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