Colorado gay club attack kills 5



Five people were killed Saturday night at the Club Q gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, police said. 18 other people were injured.

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Footage from the scene after the shooting shows security and emergency vehicles with flashing lights parked in front of the facility.

Police began receiving calls beginning at 11:57 p.m. local time, after which officers arrived on the scene, Colorado Springs Police Lt. Pamela Castro said.

“They have found a person who we believe is a suspect. At the moment the suspect is receiving medical attention, but he is in custody.”

Castro did not say whether the suspect is included in the number of people injured in the shooting.

Police have yet to comment on possible motives. Colorado Springs Fire Department Capt. Mike Smoldino said 11 ambulances arrived at the scene.

“We will be here for many more hours,” Castro said, adding that the FBI was on the scene and providing assistance.

In its Google Club listing, Q describes itself as “an adult-oriented gay and lesbian nightclub that hosts themed parties such as karaoke, drag shows, and live DJs.”

On its Facebook page, Club Q said in a statement, “We are devastated by the senseless attack on our community…We are grateful for the quick response to the heroic participants who stopped the shooter and ended this attack. to hate.”

Source: delfi

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