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Police: 5 Hurt As Gunman Open Fires Outside Stamford Nightclub

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STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Five people were wounded early Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of people brawling outside a Stamford nightclub.

The shooting suspect — Dayron Willis, 22, of Stamford — was arrested shortly after the 1:30 a.m. incident and charged with five counts of first-degree assault, police Capt. Richard Conklin told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Video shows a man pulling out a gun and firing 10 shots outside Tino’s Nightclub on West Park Place.

Police: 5 Wounded As Gunman Open Fires Outside Stamford Nightclub

stamford Police: 5 Hurt As Gunman Open Fires Outside Stamford Nightclub
Fran Schneidau reports

About 20 people were punching and kicking each other just before the shots rang out, police said.

“At this point, we have five confirmed people wounded and treated at Stamford Hospital,” Conklin said. “The good news is none of the wounds are life-threatening at this point.”

Dayron Wills was arrested in connection with the shooting of five people outside a Stamford, Conn., nightclub on July 13, 2014. (Credit: Stamford Police Department)

Dayron Wills was arrested in connection with the shooting of five people outside a Stamford, Conn., nightclub on July 13, 2014. (Credit: Stamford Police Department)

Wills told police he was watching the melee and only began firing after one of the men struck him, authorities said. Police said  they have not found video that support his claim.

Wills allegedly fired 10 rounds. He’s being held on $1 million bond.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., released a statement calling for stricter gun regulations.

“This terrifying video reinforces the urgent need to stop gun violence–an all-too prevalent, pernicious scourge,” Blumenthal said. ” These injuries and deaths and the fear they instill in communities and neighborhoods across America can be stopped. Congress must act now.”

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