A gunman opened fire in Cub Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, late Saturday, killing five people and wounding at least 18, police said. Here’s what we know so far about the mass shooting. This story will be continually updated as more information comes out.
Where is the shooting?
The shooting happened at Club Q, a gay nightclub, located at 3430 N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs.
How many are dead? And who are the victims?
As of an 8 a.m. Sunday briefing, the Colorado Springs Police Department said five people have died in the Saturday night shooting. The names of the victims have yet to be released.
How many are injured?
Police said at least 18 people have been injured. That number may increase as police said Sunday morning that several people have transported themselves to hospitals for treatment.
Who is the suspect?
Police have identified the suspected shooter as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, saying he allegedly used a long rifle during this mass shooting. Police said the suspect was injured but did not know the extent of his injuries. He was taken into custody and hospitalized.
Is the shooting being investigated as a hate crime?
The shooting took place at a gay nightclub and police say they are investigating it through the “lens” of a hate crime, but that other charges, such as first-degree murder, would be pursued first because they are more severe than a bias-motived crime charge.