Shooting at Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub kills 5

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Live updates: Shooting at Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub kills 5

The suspected shooter was detained and hospitalized after being injured in the incident at Club Q in Colorado Springs, police said.

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Tributes for victims of a shooting at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub were pouring in on Sunday after a gunman killed at least 5 people and injured 18.

The suspected shooter was detained and hospitalized after being injured in the incident at Club Q in Colorado Springs, police said.

Colorado governor commends ‘brave individuals’ who blocked gunman

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis called Saturday’s attack on an Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub “horrific, sickening and devastating,” and commended the the “brave individuals” who stopped the shooter.

“My heart breaks for the family and friends of those lost, injured, and traumatized in this horrific shooting,” he said in a statement,” he said in a statement. “We are eternally grateful for the brave individuals who blocked the gunman likely saving lives in the process and for the first responders who responded swiftly to this horrific shooting.” 

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Victims taken to area hospitals via ambulance and police cars

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Victims of the shooting at Club Q were taken to local hospitals via ambulance and police cruisers, according to Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Pamela Castro.

“The hospitals are helping us to notify family who have been injured,” Castro said at an early morning briefing.

Castro said she expected the number of casualties to change as the investigation unfolded.

“We will be here for many many hours to come,” Castro said.

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New York Gov. Hochul ‘horrified’ by shooting

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she was “horrified” by the shooting at Club Q.

“My heart breaks for the victims and their loved ones,” she said in a statement. “This senseless loss of life is yet another tragedy due to gun violence and hate, and I join all New Yorkers in praying for the people of Colorado. 

She added: “As the birthplace of the LGBTQ rights movement, New York has always stood strong against all forms of hatred and bigotry, and this horrific attack reminds us that we must condemn anti-LGBTQ violence in all forms. We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community, today and always.” 

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