US gay nightclub massacre 5 dead and 18 wounded

US gay nightclub massacre; 5 dead and 18 wounded

Five people were killed and 18 wounded in a shooting at a gay nightclub Saturday night in Colorado Springs, Colorado, police said.

A suspect is in custody and is being treated for injuries sustained after the attack on the Club Qsaid Pamela Castro, a police lieutenant in Colorado Springsin a press conference.

Police received the initial call about the shooting just before midnight, Castro said, adding that upon arrival, officers located a person believed to be the suspect inside the club. He did not give any information about the motive for the attack and declined to say what type of firearm was used.

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The Club Q He describes himself as a “gay night club and adult-oriented lesbian that offers themed nights such as karaoke, shows of drags and DJs”.

The club said in a statement on its Facebook page that it was “devastated by the senseless attack in our community (…) We appreciate the quick reactions of the heroic customers who subdued the attacker and put an end to this hate attack.”

Pictures of the scene after the shooting They showed security and emergency vehicles parked on a street near the store. (rts)