What we know about the victims of the Colorado Springs mass shooting
A bartender was one of the victims killed in a mass shooting at a Colorado LGBTQ+ nightclub late Saturday night, ABC News has learned.
Five people were killed and 25 were injured after a gunman began shooting inside Club Q in Colorado Springs as soon as he entered, Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said. , to reporters at a press conference on Sunday morning.
Police identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22. At least two people, whom authorities described as heroes, then confronted Aldrich and fought with him, saving more lives, police said.
At least two firearms, including a long one, were recovered from the scene, police said. The shooting is now being investigated as a hate crime.
Here’s what we know about the victims so far.
Daniel Davis Aston, 28
Daniel Davis Aston was one of the victims who lost their lives in the shooting at Club Q on Saturday, his mother, Sabrina Aston, told ABC News.
Sabrina Aston said her youngest son was the youngest in the family, calling him amazing. She said he moved to Colorado from Oklahoma, where he was able to make friends quickly, largely because of his personality.
ABC News’ Julia Jacobo and Kevin Shalvey contributed to this report.