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Shooting at Paterson Nightclub Kills 1, Injures 5: Police

A shooting at a Paterson nightclub early Sunday killed one person and injured five others, police said. 

Officers found the victims in the parking lot and inside the club on Main Street, Paterson police said. 

A man who was in the club when the gunfire erupted spoke to NBC 4 New York, but didn't want his name used for fear of his safety. 

"Just started shooting up the whole club just like that," the man recalled. He said more than 80 people were inside when the shots rang out. 

"I heard the shots, I knew it wasn't firecrackers," he said. 

Surveillance video shows people running out of the club.

Four people were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and two others went to the hospital on their own, police said. 

One person was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The name of the club and the victims haven't been released. 

Anyone with any information please contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

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