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Five dead, 18 injured in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado

Colorado Springs: Colorado police say five people have been killed and 18 injured in a shooting at a nightclub.

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

Castro said there was a suspect who was injured and was being treated. She said it was not immediately clear if the officers had shot her. She said that the FBI was on the scene and assisting in the case.

The police department tweeted that it was planning a morning news conference at its headquarters.

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

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“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community,” the club posted on its Facebook page.

He said his prayers are with the victims and families.

“We appreciate the quick reactions from the heroic customers who subdued the gunman and put an end to this hateful attack,” he said.

The motive behind 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.

It also occurred in a state that has experienced several high-profile mass murders, including at Columbine High School, a suburban Denver movie theater in 2012 and a Boulder supermarket last year.


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