(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING OVERNIGHT: A mass shooting by a gunman has killed at least five and wounded at least 18 others at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
According to The Washington Post:
“A shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs killed five people and injured 18 others overnight, police said early Sunday.
“Club Q, where police said the first call came in minutes before midnight, described it as a “hate attack.”
“Lt. Pamela Castro, a police spokesperson, told reporters the suspect was injured, in custody and receiving treatment at a hospital. It was not immediately clear whether the suspect was one of the 18 injured. She declined to comment on a motive and said the FBI was assisting in the investigation.” [emphasis added]
“Club Q was preparing to host a “drag brunch” event on Sunday in celebration of Transgender Day of Remembrance, according to a post on its Facebook page.
“The event promised to showcase a “variety of gender identities and performance styles.” Planned offerings for Sunday included a brunch menu, musical performances and Club Q’s weekly open-stage event.” [emphasis added]
Other reports, including one from the nightclub, indicate that patrons of the nightclub tackled and subdued the gunman.
No motive for the shooting has been announced at this point.
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