A 22-year-old man identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich is being held as the alleged perpetrator of a shooting that occurred at an LGTB club in Colorado, USAin which at least 5 people died.
The police chief of Colorado SpringsAdrián Vásquez, explained in a press conference that there are also 18 injured, some of them in critical condition, so the number of deaths could increase.
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The event occurred in a place for adults called Club Qwhich hosts cross-dressing shows, among other activities, and is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
As explained by the Police, an alert call was received at around 11:56 local time (06:56 GMT) and a few minutes later several patrols went to the scene.
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The suspect, who was subdued by some of those present at the club, was arrested and later taken into custody.
As Vasquez explained, the assailant entered the club and immediately began shooting at the attendees. “While the suspect was inside the club, at least two heroic people confronted him, fought him and were able to stop him from continuing the killing,” he added.
The injured were transported in private vehicles to various hospitals.
At least two firearms have been found at the scene. Aldrich used a long rifle during this shooting and police are investigating whether others assisted the suspect.
Through the social network Facebook, Club Q declared itself “devastated by this senseless attack” on the community.
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