According to officials, at least five people were murdered and 18 others were injured in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday.
According to Colorado Springs Police Lt. Pamela Castro, authorities received many 911 calls beginning at 11:57 p.m. and responded to the scene at Club Q.
“They did find one man who we believe is the suspect inside,” Castro added. “At this time, the suspect is being treated but is still in custody.”
Castro did not say whether the suspect was included in the total number of individuals hurt in the shooting.
Police have refused to comment on a suspected motivation. After many 911 calls were made, Colorado Springs Fire Capt. Mike Smaldino stated 11 ambulances responded to the location.
“We’ll be here for a long time,” Castro said, adding that the FBI is on the scene and assisting.
Club Q announced on social media that it was “devastated by the horrible attack on our community” and expressed condolences to the victims and their families.
“We commend the rapid reactions of brave customers who subdued the gunman and brought this hate attack to a halt,” stated the statement. Police have not revealed details on how the shooting ended, but Castro stated that “this was not an officer-involved shooting.”