Club Q Colorado shooting Five Killed And 18 Injured

  In the US state of Colorado approximately 5 people have been killed and eighteen injured after a gunman opened fire inside a gay club on Saturday night.

Who Opened fire in Club Q Colorado?

A suspect man, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, was in custody of police and being treated for injuries. Police Said

2 "heroic" person in the club subdued the attacker who was opening fire, police said.

It was written on Facebook by Club Q, in Colorado Springs, that it was "devastated by the senseless attack on our community".

Police asked the people who were inside the club and to the relatives of those people to be patient while police is working to identify victims and finalize the number of casualties, adding that some people took themselves to hospital for their treatment.

And they said that Officers received an initial emergency call about an active shooter at 23:57 (06:57 GMT) on Saturday.

The suspect was found inside the club. 2 firearms were found at the scene, and the person who attacked is thought to have used a long rifle.

Until now Police did not suggest what was the basic motive for the shooting and why did attacker opened fire, but said the investigation would consider whether it was a hate crime, and if more than 1 person was involved in this brutal attack.

A fire department spokesman said due to the training of such events and incidents casualties had been transported to hospitals very quickly and on time that's why many lives can be saved.

The FBI in nearby Denver said it was assisting local police with the incident and helping them to identify the main characters involved in this incident.

Police chief Adrian Vasquez thanked the those 2 club-goers who intervened to stop the shooter otherwis otherwise we would have suffered a big loss.

"according to Initial evidence and interviews indicates that the suspect suddenly entered the Club Q and immediately opened fire and began shooting at people inside as he moved further into the club," he told a news conference on Sunday.

"While the suspect was inside of the club and keep firing, at least 2 heroic people inside the club confronted and fought with the suspect person and were able to stop the suspect from continuing to harm and kill others. We owe them a great debt of thanks and it was a great effort."

On Facebook page a statement of the Club Q thanked "the very quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the attacker and ended this hate attack".

at the time the club was hosting a dance party, and had planned to hold a performance event on Sunday evening to celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Joshua Thurman, 34, was inside the club at the time when  suspect started to open fire.

At first he was thinking that this shooting is the part of the music party, he told the Colorado Sun, but as the the attacker kept moving he later ran to take shelter in the club dressing room.

"When I came out of the room i saw there were dead bodies on the floor, broken cups, shattered glass, and people were crying and screaming," he said.

"There was nothing keeping that man from coming in to kill us. Why did this have to happen? Why? Why did innocent people have to lose their lives?"

Mr Thurman, who lives near that club, said it was a crucial part of the local gay community. And he believes he knows 1 person who was killed in this brutal attack.

Colorado Springs mayor John Suthers called the event a tragedy.

"We are a strong community that has shown resilience in the face of hate and violence in the past, and we will do that again," he said.

In 2015, there were 3 people killed and 9 injured in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs.

The state of Colorado has seen other mass shootings in the past history, including at a supermarket in Boulder in 2021 in which 10 people were killed in brutal killing attack.

Governor of Colorado Jared Polis, who is gay, praised the "brave 2 individuals who blocked the attacker, likely saving lives in the process".

he wrote in a Facebook post "Colorado stands with our LGTBQ Community and everyone impacted by this tragedy as we mourn,".

Club Q's Facebook page has been inundated with condolences and comments from all over the world.

It was wrote by one person that the club had been "like a home" for her for many years, and she was "absolutely shattered" by the news.

"[I] met so many great people, I literally met my husband there, so it holds such a special place in my heart. Everyone was always so welcoming and kind through the years," she wrote.

"I am so broken by this news," another comment added.

"Club Q has been the heart of our community for so long and I am devastated and angered that this happened."

In 2016, 49 people were killed and more than 50 injured in a shooting at the Pulse gay club in Orlando, Florida US. At the time it was the deadliest mass shooting in US history. May God save us all.

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