There are reports coming out of Turkey that a nightclub in Istanbul has come under attack by at least two gunmen outfitted in Santa costumes, with early word that there are “many” casualties.

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Update:

Authorities now say at least 35 people were killed and even more injured.

“A terrorist with a long-range weapon … brutally and savagely carried out this incident by firing bullets on innocent people who were there solely to celebrate the New Year and have fun,” said Gov. Vasip Sahin.

Twitchy will update this post as details become available.