Colorado Springs, USA: Shooting at gay club – 5 dead and at least 18 injured

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Colorado Springs, USAGay club shooting – 5 dead and at least 18 injured

A shooting broke out Sunday night in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Police were initially unable to say how many people were in the club at the time of the crime.

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The attacked bar is said to be a bar for gays and lesbians.

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The club is located south of Denver in the city of Colorado Springs.

The club is located south of Denver in the city of Colorado Springs.

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Five people were killed and 18 were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the American city of Colorado Springs. This was announced by the police on Sunday evening (local time) at a press conference in the state of Colorado. At the club, the police caught a suspect, who is in custody. The motive for the crime was still under investigation. Further details were not initially known.

According to media information, it is a club for gays and lesbians. On the Facebook page of Klub Q, where the incident allegedly took place, it invites people to drag shows, events on transgender issues and karaoke, among other things.

Police were initially unable to say how many people were in the club at the time of the crime. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals. Videos circulating online showed numerous police cars with flashing lights during the crackdown.

“We Are Destroyed”

“We located an individual who we believe is a suspect,” said Colorado Springs Police Lt. Pamela Castro. Castro did not say whether or not the suspect was among those injured in the shooting It is reported by CNN.

In a statement on social media, Club Q said it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community” and offered its condolences to the victims and their families. A news conference about the slaying is scheduled for 8 a.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), according to Colorado Springs police.

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(dpa/fos)

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