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What we know about the Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting

What we know about the Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting

By Emma Tucker, Eric Levenson, Michelle Watson, Andy Rose and Amir Vera, CNN

A 22-year-old gunman killed five people and injured 25 others in an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, just before midnight Saturday, police said Sunday.

The suspect in the shooting at Club Q was identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, according to Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez.

After entering the club, he immediately opened fire before at least two people inside the club confronted and fought him, preventing further violence, Vasquez said.


The suspect is being treated at a hospital, police said. Officers did not shoot at him, police said.

Colorado has seen some of the worst mass shootings in US history, including the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. Last year in Colorado Springs, a mass shooting at a birthday party left six dead.

Here's what we know about the fatal attack in Colorado Springs:

The shooting lasted just minutes

The shooting ended within minutes of the gunman opening fire, according to authorities.

Police received numerous 911 calls starting at 11:56 p.m., officers were dispatched at 11:57 p.m., an officer arrived at midnight and the suspect was detained at 12:02 a.m., police said. A total of 39 patrol officers responded, police said, and Fire Department Captain Mike Smaldino said 11 ambulances went to the scene.


Full story https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/11/20/us/colorado-springs-nightclub-shooting-what-we-know/index.html

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