Heroes who subdued Club Q gunman saved `dozens of lives` – Thelocalreport.in


(NewsNation) — Colorado Springs officials say the Club Q patrons who subdued a gunman Saturday night are heroes who kept the tragedy from being even worse.

The gruesome attack happened just before midnight in the popular gay nightclub, when a gunman used a shotgun to kill

at least five people and injured 25. The toll would’ve been higher without two “very heroic individuals,” Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said.

One patron reportedly took the handgun from the shooter and hit him with it, while another held the gunman down until police arrived. The crowd at the club was lighter than usual, due to cold weather.

Police received a 911 call at 11:57 pm and arrived within four minutes.

Officials have identified the suspect as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, who may be charged with a bias-motivated crime in addition to murder.

Advocates say hate crimes against LGBTQ people have increased in recent years. A recent report said at least 32 transgender people have already been killed in 2022.


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