Five Dead, 18 Injured In Mass Shooting At Colorado LGBTQ+ Nightclub

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At least five people were killed and 18 injured when a gunman opened fired at Club Q in Colorado Springs.

Reports out of Colorado Springs said the suspected gunman entered the club shorty before midnight Saturday and started shooting. The suspect is in custody at a local hospital, identified by Colorado Springs Police as Anderson Lee Aldrich.

Before the shooter was subdued by at least two Club Q customers, 18 people were injured and five were killed. According to the Club Q Facebook page, the night was full of a punk and alternative show followed with a dance party. A drag show was planned for Sunday to honor Transgender Day Of Remembrance.

Colorado's openly gay governor, Jared Polis, condemned the attack in a statement on Twitter:

This is horrific, sickening, and devastating. My heart breaks for the family and friends of those lost, injured, and traumatized in this terrible shooting. I have spoken with Mayor Suthers and clarified that every state resource is available to local law enforcement in Colorado Springs. We are eternally grateful for the brave individuals who blocked the gunman, likely saving lives in the process, and for the first responders who responded swiftly to this horrific shooting. Colorado stands with our LGBTQ Community and everyone impacted by this tragedy as we mourn.

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