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5 dead, 18 injured as gunman opens fire at Colorado gay club

5 dead, 18 injured as shooter opens fire in Colorado gay club

A shooter opened fire at a gay nightclub late on Saturday November 19, killing five and injuring 18.

Colorado Springs Police Department Lt. Pamela Castro said police received a report of a shooting at Club Q at 11:57 p.m.

Castro said a suspect was injured and is being treated. She said it was not immediately clear if the attacker was shot by officers.

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

The club also said on Facebook that planned entertainment for the evening included a “punk and alternative show” preceding an anniversary dance party, with an “all ages brunch” scheduled to start at noon on Sunday.

After the shooting, Club Q posted on Facebook that they were “devastated by the senseless attack on our community.”

He said his prayers were with the victims and the families, and “We thank the quick reactions of the heroic customers who subdued the shooter and put an end to this heinous attack.”

The motive for Saturday’s shooting was not immediately known.

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