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20 Nov, 2022 09:34

Five killed, 18 injured in Colorado Springs gay club shooting

Police have told local media that the number of victims may change
Five killed, 18 injured in Colorado Springs gay club shooting

Five people have been killed and 18 injured in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, the second-most populous city in the US state of Colorado, local police say.

The victims are currently being treated in local hospitals. The suspected gunman, who was also injured, is in custody and is currently also receiving medical care at a hospital. It is unclear if the shooter was injured by police or a civilian.

Brian Sherrod, a reporter for KKTV 11 News, said that multiple police vehicles and fire crews arrived outside Club Q, an LGBTQ-themed establishment. Police shut down traffic in the area, as patrol cars and ambulances arrived at the scene.

Club Q posted a short statement on Facebook, thanking the “heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack.”  

“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community,” the statement read.

The attack took place on Transgender Day of Remembrance, during which the victims of violence against transgender people are honored.

In 2016, a gunman opened fire inside a gay nightclub called Pulse in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring more than 50.

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