Mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ club leaves 5 dead and destroys a coveted sense of safety

News November 21, 2022 News
Mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ club leaves 5 dead and destroys a coveted sense of safety

People gather Sunday at a vigil at a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub.

From CNN by Elizabeth Wolfe, Holly Yan and Alaa Elassar, CNN

What started as a joyous night of laughter and dancing devolved into a scene of terror when a gunman walked into an LGBTQ club and immediately opened fire.

Police rushed to the scene around midnight and found at least two people had taken down the gunman, Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said.

In addition to the five people killed, another 25 were injured – including 19 who were shot, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said.

Investigators are still working to determine a motive, including whether the shooting was a hate crime, Vasquez said.

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