Police said Sunday that a 22-year-old man with a gun walked into an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, just before midnight on Saturday and started shooting right away. He killed at least five people and injured another 25 before people confronted him and stopped him. Follow hitsbuddy for latest news.
Colorado Springs’ police chief stated Anderson Lee Aldrich shot at Club Q. He shot the man with a long rifle, and two guns were found at the scene.
At least two people in the club stood up to the shooter and fought him. They also called for help. “We have a huge debt of gratitude to them,” Police said they were investigating whether the attack was motivated by hatred and what kind of relationship famous club Q has with the LGBTQ community.Vasquez said, “Club Q could be a safe place for our LGBTQ citizens.” “Every citizen has the right to feel safe and secure in our city and to move around our great city without worrying about getting hurt or being treated badly.”
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Club Q stated that it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community” and thanked “the quick actions of heroic customers who stopped the gunman and ended this hate attack.”
Club Q planned a punk/alternative show at 9 p.m. and a dance party at 11 p.m. on Saturday night. For Transgender Day of Remembrance, the club also planned to have a drag brunch and a drag show on Sunday.
The shooting happened on Transgender Day of Remembrance, which was on Sunday. It was similar to the attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in 2016, in which a gunman who said he was with the Islamic State killed 49 people and injured at least 53 others.
Some of the worst mass shootings in US history have happened in Colorado, like the Columbine high school shooting in 1999 and the Aurora movie theatre shooting in 2012. In November 2015, three people were killed at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, and last year, six people were killed at a birthday party.