Club-Q Shooting: Heroic customers ‘overwhelmed the shooter’
UPDATE: SUNDAY 11/20/2022 5:25 am
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Fourth District Attorney Michael Allen said further Twitter that he will speak together with the CSPD at the planned press conference on Sunday 20 November at 8am.
The announcement comes after the CSPD announced that five people were killed and 18 others injured after a shooting Saturday night, November 19, at Club Q on North Academy Boulevard.
UPDATE: SUNDAY 11/20/2022 4:31 AM
Club Q, the scene of a fatal shooting on Saturday November 19, released a statement on its Facebook page following the incident.
According to the CSPD, five people died and at least 18 others were injured after the shooting, which took place just before midnight on Sunday. Police said the suspect was also being treated at the hospital.
“Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the victims and their families and friends. Thank you to the quick responses from heroic customers who overwhelmed the shooter and ended this hate attack.”
UPDATE: Five dead, several injured in Club Q shooting
SUNDAY 11/20/2022 3:08 am
Several people are dead and several others injured after an apparent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.
FOX21’s Tyler Bouldin updates tweeted from the scene and stated CSPD Lieutenant Pamela Castro said the shooting took place at Club Q late Saturday night, November 19, with the first call coming in just before midnight on Sunday.
While the investigation is in its early stages, police said so far 18 people have been injured and five others have died. Several people have been transported to hospital.
“The hospitals are helping us notify the families of the injured…we have officers at every hospital with all the victims,” Lt. Castro.
The CSPD appears to have located an individual they believe is the suspect and is currently being treated in hospital. Police said the FBI was also at the scene and assisting the investigation.
A spokesman for the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) said 34 firefighters and 11 ambulances were called; some of whom had to transport two victims, sometimes three at a time. CSFD thanked AMR and several county agencies for their support.
“Unfortunately, these events we train for are what we refer to as ‘mass sacrifices,’ that’s why we’ve had such a great response,” said Capt. Mike Smaldino, CSFD. “Working with the police, we were able to get everyone out of here fairly quickly and taken to the hospital where they have a better chance of getting injured.”
Police are asking people and drivers to avoid the area of North Academy Boulevard, which is currently closed in both directions between North Carefree and Village Seven Road.
The CSPD tweeted that they would be holding another press conference at 8 a.m. on Sunday, where more information will be released.
Police are asking anyone with a cell phone or dashcam video to contact CSPD at (719) 444-7000. The police are also asking all other witnesses who were not interviewed by an officer to also contact the CSPD.
SUNDAY 11/20/2022 2:46 am
CSPD tweeted at 2:40 a.m. Sunday that there will be a media briefing on the North Academy shooting.
ORIGINAL STORY: BREAKING NEWS: Police respond to shooting at North Academy
SUNDAY 11/20/2022 1:53 am
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is responding to reports of a shooting at North Academy early Sunday morning, November 20.
FOX21 has crews on site. This article will continue to be updated with more information.
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