IRVINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Crime didn’t take a holiday early Christmas morning.

Five people were shot just after midnight outside Slick’s GoGo Bar on Nye Avenue and 21st Street in Irvington, N.J.

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“It appears the gunman was trying to enter the bar armed and was stopped by the bouncer,” said Chief Anthony Ambrose of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The man then apparently opened fire.

Pierre Clervoyent, 24, of Elizabeth, and Woodley Daniel, 32, of Irvington, were killed, authorities said. The third victim has been identified as Mushir Cureton, 27, of Newark. Officials said he “appears to be an unintended target.”

Two other men, 27 and 34, were shot.

Clervoyent is the club owner’s son, authorities said.

Alfred Lawson, who lives nearby, told 1010 WINS he never goes to the bars in the neighborhood because they’re too dangerous.

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Another man, who did not want to be identified, told 1010 WINS he wasn’t surprised.

“There’s always shootings there, man. That ain’t the first time somebody got shot and killed at Slick’s, that happens all the time,” the man said. “It’s terrible out here, that ain’t nothing surprising.”

A witness said the gunman fled the scene in a gray car, 1010 WINS reported.

The Essex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers Program is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

There have been at least two other shootings at Slick’s in recent years, 1010 WINS reported, including one in 2010 that left one man dead.

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