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

PinkNews Staff Writer November 24, 2016

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.”

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“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.

More: gay nightclub, gunman, shooting, US

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