5 dead, more than a dozen injured in shooting at Colorado LGBTQ nightclub, officials say
Five people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado, officials said.
The venue, Club Q, in Colorado Springs, described the shooting as a “hate attack,” saying it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community.” At least 18 people were injured, officials said.
“Our prays and thoughts are with all the victims and their families and friends,” the club said in a statement posted on Facebook. “We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack.”
Police said they received the first call at about 11:57 p.m. on Saturday night. They said a possible suspect was also injured and was in custody.
“Numerous officers and medical immediately responded to the area and officers immediately made entry,” Lt. Pamela Castro, spokesperson for Colorado Springs Police Department, told reporters. “They did locate one individual who is believed to be a suspect inside.”
A suspect was among those who were transported to local hospitals, police said.
The FBI was on the scene in Colorado Springs, officials said.
ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway, Amanda Morris and Bonnie McLean contributed to this report.
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