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MODESTO — Gunfire erupted inside a packed Modesto nightclub around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Modesto police say three people were shot at The Tilted Turtle on North 9th Street.

“At first it didn’t seem like shots, it sounded like chairs dropping on the floor and so everybody looked back to see what was going on,” said a woman who was in the club at the time of the shooting and did not want to be identified when she spoke to FOX40.

Modest police say a 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were in critical condition. The third victim showed up at a hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The woman FOX40 spoke to said everyone was celebrating 4/20 and having a good time.

“Everybody was really just there for the concert,” she said.

She told FOX40 she and her friends dropped to the ground when they realized what was happening and saw the shooter from behind holding a gun. That’s when she says “everything happened really fast.”

“I think he just ran in and ran out. He wasn’t part of the crowd,” the woman recalled. “There was no incident, there was no fight prior to the shooting. Everybody was having a good time. The shooter came in and started shooting and left.”

Chaos ensued inside and out as people tried to take cover and run away from danger.

“Everybody was shocked. No one was expecting it,” the witness said.

Detectives say they’re still in the early stages of their investigation and so far no arrests have been made.

Modesto police encourage anyone with information about the shooting to call them or Crime Stoppers with tips.

This is a developing story. FOX40 will have a full report later today, stay with us for updates as they become available.

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