Police: 5 dead and 18 injured in a shooting at a Colorado nightclub

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police say five people died and 18 were injured in a shooting at a nightclub.

Colorado Springs Police Department Lt. Pamela Castro said police received a report of a shooting at Club Q at 11:57 p.m.

Castro said there was an injured and treated suspect. She said it was not immediately clear if he was shot by officers. She said the FBI was on the scene and helping with the case.

The police department tweeted that it was planning an 8 a.m. press conference at its operations center.

Club Q is a gay and lesbian nightclub that offers a “Drag Diva Drag Show” on Saturdays, according to its website.

“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community,” the club said on its Facebook page. He said his prayers are with the victims and the families, and “We thank the quick reactions of the heroic customers who subdued the shooter and put an end to this hateful attack.”

The motive for the shooting was not immediately known, but it brought back memories of the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which killed 49 people. And it happened in a state that has seen several notorious mass shootings, including at Columbine High School, a movie theater in a Denver suburb in 2012, and a Boulder supermarket last year.


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