5 dead, 18 injured in shooting at Colorado gay nightclub, police say – Thelocalreport.in

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COLORADO SPRINGS (KXRM) — An attacker opened fire in a gay nightclub late Saturday, killing five people and wounding 18, officials said. The club said the suspect was subdued by patrons.

Authorities received a report of a shooting at Club Q at 11:57 pm and responded within minutes, said Lt. Pamela Castro of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

A 22-year-old gunman walked into the club and immediately began firing from a “long rifle,” police said. Two firearms were found at the scene.

The gunman was taken into custody around five minutes after police first received a call about the shooting at Club Q. Police said early Sunday morning the suspect was also being treated at the hospital.

“The hospitals are helping us to notify families of the injured… we do have officers at every hospital with all the victims,” said Lt. Pamela Castro.

Castro had few details beyond the number of dead and wounded. She confirmed the suspect was injured but didn’t know how and that the FBI was on the scene and assisting.

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