Police: 5 dead, 18 injured in Colorado nightclub shooting

Colorado Springs Nightclub Shooting
Posted at 7:32 AM, Nov 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-21 11:29:54-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A shooter opened fire in a gay nightclub late Saturday, killing five people and wounding 18 in the latest mass shooting to befall the country in a year in which anti-gay rhetoric has been amped up among extremists.

Lt. Pamela Castro of the Colorado Springs Police Department said police received a report of a shooting at Club Q at 11:57 p.m. Castro said there was one suspect who was injured and being treated.

She said it was not immediately clear whether he had been shot by officers.

She said the FBI was on the scene and assisting in the case.

Club Q is a gay and lesbian nightclub that features a “Drag Diva Drag Show” on Saturdays, according to its website.

“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community,” the club posted on its Facebook page.