At least five people were killed and 18 were injured Saturday in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according to police.
The Colorado Springs police lieutenant said authorities responded to the scene at Club Q after receiving a flood of 911 calls beginning at 11:57 p.m. Pamela Castro.
“They did find a guy who we think is a suspect inside,” Castro said. “Currently, the suspect is receiving treatment but has been detained.”
Castro did not clarify whether the suspect was among those injured in the shooting.
Police declined to discuss a possible motive. Colorado Springs Fire Chief Mike Smaldino said 11 ambulances were called to the scene after multiple 911 calls.
“We’re going to be here for many, many hours,” Castro said, adding that the FBI was on the ground to assist.
In a statement on social media, the Q Club said it was “appalled by the senseless attack on our community” and offered its condolences to the victims and their families.
“We are grateful to the heroic customers who responded quickly to subdue the shooter and end this hate attack,” the statement said. Police have yet to release details of how the shooting ended, but Castro said “this was not a shooting involving officers.” “.
This is a developing story and will be updated.