Colorado Shooting: Firing in America's Colorado nightclub, 5 killed in the shooting
Officers located a man inside the club who was believed to be a suspect. He gave no details about the motive for the attack and declined to say what type of weapon was used in the shooting.
Five people were killed and 18 injured in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado, US, on Saturday night. Colorado Springs Lt. Pamela Castro told a news conference that a suspect is in custody and is being treated for injuries after the attack at Club Q. Castro said police received the initial phone call just before midnight about the shooting. Officers located a man inside the club who was believed to be a suspect. He gave no details about the motive for the attack and declined to say what type of weapon was used in the shooting.
Club Q describes itself as an "adult-oriented gay and lesbian nightclub hosting theme nights such as karaoke, drag shows and DJs" in the Google listing. The club said in a statement on its Facebook page that it was "a senseless attack on our community. We thank the quick reactions of customers who subdued the gunman and stopped this attack."
Police cordoned off the area around the club at 4 am. Earlier in 2016, a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. At the time it was the worst mass shooting in American history. The shooter claimed allegiance to an Islamic State leader. He was killed in an encounter with the police.