Several dead and several others injured in a shooting at the Colorado Springs club
An early Sunday morning shooting in Colorado left at least five people dead and at least 18 others injured, police say.
Colorado Springs police responded to a shooting around midnight local time. The incident happened at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ club, on North Academy Blvd.
The alleged shooter was taken into custody. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
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Several victims are also treated in various hospitals.
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The investigation is in its early stages and the Federal Bureau of Investigations is on the scene to assist.
A Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesperson told FOX 21 that 34 firefighters and 11 ambulances responded to the scene.
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Some ambulances transported several people at a time.
In a statement posted to its Facebook page, Club Q said it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community” and its thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends.
“We thank the quick reactions of the heroic customers who subdued the shooter and put an end to this heinous attack,” added the club.