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In the night between Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, in the United States, was the scene of a shooting. At least five people were killed.
UNITED STATES – The alert was raised just before midnight, on the night between Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. In ” Q circle An LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, USA, a shooting left at least 5 people dead and 18 injured, according to the first report released by authorities.
In a press conference organized a few hours after the tragedy, Lieutenant Pamela Castro said that only one person was behind the massacre. The alleged shooter was eventually arrested and hospitalized, with the help of some revelers.
” At least two people in the box confronted and argued with him. They managed to stop him from continuing to kill said Adrian Vasquez, the local police chief. The 22-year-old shooter was carrying two weapons, including a rifle, the officer said.
A “hate crime”, for Club Q
Police responded to a call at approximately 11:57pm local time (6:57am Sunday) that a shooting was in progress at this local garage. Their “has spotted an individual inside who we believe to be the suspect”said Lt. Pamela Castro.
Emergency medical personnel consisting of dozens of firefighters and 11 ambulances were deployed to the scene of the shooting, according to Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesman Mike Smaldino. The wounded were transported to various hospitals in Colorado, a state in the center of the country.
” We are devastated by this senseless attack on our community. “, reacted the nightclub on its social networks, evoking a “ hate crime to qualify the shooting that the FBI was also asked to assist local law enforcement in their investigation. ” All our prayers and thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends.” added disco.
The club had announced an LGBTQ event for this Saturday, an evening “with all kinds of gender identities and performance styles” on the occasion of the Trans Day of Remembrance celebrated on November 20 internationally.
LATEST UPDATE: OFFICIALS CONFIRM 18 INJURED, 5 DEATH. #ClubQ @KRDONC13 https://t.co/WNFZHfDixA
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In 2016, a massacre in LGBT nightlife created immense trauma in the United States, when a gunman, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and injured 53 others at Pulse, an iconic nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It was at the time, and until the Las Vegas massacre, the worst attack in the United States since September 11, 2001.
US President Joe Biden marked the fifth anniversary of the Orlando massacre last year by announcing that the club would become a national memorial.
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