5 dead, 18 injured as shooter opens fire in Colorado gay club

Late on November 19th, a gunman opened fire in a homosexual bar, leaving five people dead and 18 injured.

At 11:57 p.m., according to Lt. Pamela Castro of the Colorado Springs Police Department, there was a shooting at Club Q.

Castro reported that one suspect had been hurt and was receiving medical attention. She claimed it was unclear right away whether police had shot the assailant.

According to its website, the gay and lesbian nightclub Club Q hosts a “Drag Diva Drag Show” every Saturday.

The club also announced on Facebook that there would be “all ages brunch” on Sunday starting at noon, followed by a “punk and alternative show” and a birthday dance party.

After the shooting, Club Q posted on Facebook that it is “devastated by the senseless attack on our community.”

It said its prayers were with victims and families, and “We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack.”

The motive behind Saturday’s shooting was not immediately known.

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