5 useless, 18 wounded in taking pictures at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado

A gunman killed 5 folks and wounded 18 others at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo. early Sunday, police stated.

Police acquired a report of a taking pictures at 11:57 p.m. at Membership Q, stated Colorado Springs Police Division Lt. Pamela Castro, including that the suspect was injured and being handled.

Castro added that these injured had been transported to a number of native hospitals, and the FBI was on the scene helping within the investigation.

“Membership Q is devastated by the mindless assault on our group,” the membership stated in an announcement. “Our [prayers] and ideas are with all of the victims and their households and associates. We thank the short reactions of heroic prospects that subdued the gunman and ended this hate assault.”

Police will present a further replace later Sunday morning, the division stated.

Castro declined to offer a motive for the taking pictures, saying the investigation was ongoing.

The tragedy echoes the bloodbath at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in 2016.

A gunman opened hearth into the LGBTQ membership, killing 49 folks earlier than the suspect died in a shootout with police in one of many deadliest mass shootings within the U.S.

The nation this 12 months has seen 601 mass shootings, outlined as those who injure or kill a minimum of 4 folks not together with the shooter, based on the Gun Violence Archive. Practically 40,000 folks have reportedly died from gun violence this 12 months.

–Up to date at 7:45 a.m.