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One killed, several injured as gunman opens fire in New York gay bar

PinkNews Staff Writer November 24, 2016
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One person has been killed and three others injured after a gunman opened fire in a popular New York gay bar this morning.

According to News10, the authorities were called early Thursday morning after shots were fired at The Rocks Bar, a popular gay venue in Albany, New York at 2am.

Officers learnt four people had sustained gunshot wounds and were injured, one of them, a male, fatally.

Police have said the attack ‘isn’t random’ and one person was seen being taken into custody.

TWC News says, “Because Rocks is a gay nightclub, Albany police want to reassure people that this was an isolated incident, and not a random attack on the bar or its patrons.”


“The one thing we want to let members of our community members know, especially the members of our LGBT community know that this is not a random act, this bar was not targeted for any specific reason,” said Steve Smith, a spokesperson for the Albany Police Department.

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