5 killed after gunman opens fire at gay nightclub in Colorado Springs

A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub late Saturday, killing 5 people and injuring 18, police said.

The suspected shooter was injured in the incident and was hospitalized, Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Pamela Castro said at an early morning briefing Sunday. Police released no further information about the attacker.

“We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack,” Club Q posted on their Facebook page.

Police responded to initial calls at 11:57 p.m. (1:57 a.m. Sunday ET).

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