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Shooting at Club Q in Colorado leaves at least 5 dead: NPR

Five people were killed and 18 injured in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub over the weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado, authorities said.

Police received a phone call around 11:57 p.m. reporting a shooting at Club Q, Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Pamela Castro told media early Sunday morning.

“Many officers and medics immediately responded to the area and officers immediately entered,” Castro said.

Castro said “they located an individual who turned out to be the suspect”, and added that an investigation was underway “in the very early stages”.

CPR News reports that a suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.

In a statement on Facebook, Club Q said it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community.”

“Our prayers and thoughts are with all the victims and their families and friends. We thank the quick responses of the heroic customers who subdued the shooter and put an end to this heinous attack.”

Castro said the motive for the shooting was unknown, according to CPR News.

A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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