At least five people were killed and 18 wounded, police said Sunday, in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs.
“It’s with a heavy heart I have to tell you that we had a shooting at a local club this evening,” said police spokesperson Pamela Castro.
“We have 18 injured and five deceased. That number is subject to change as the investigation continues,” she said.
Castro said police received an emergency call just before midnight on Saturday (0657 GMT Sunday) saying that there was an active shooting at a local club known as Club Q.
She said medical teams and officers responded and “they did locate one individual who we believe to be the suspect inside.”
Club Q responded by saying it “is devastated by the senseless attack on our community.”
“We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack,” it posted on Facebook Sunday.