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US: Shooting at LGBTQ club in Colorado leaves 5 dead

Update : 20 Nov 2022, 17:55

At least five people were killed in the US state of Colorado when a shooter opened fire at a LGBTQ nightclub.

An LGBTQ nightclub in the city of Colorado Springs, in the US state of Colorado, was the scene of a shooting on Saturday night.

At least 5 people were killed and 18 were wounded in the attack, police said.

The attack took place at Club Q, a nightclub that describes itself as a "gay and lesbian nightclub hosting theme nights such as karaoke, drag shows & DJs."

The call to police came in shortly before midnight local time (0700 UTC).

Colorado Springs police Lieutenant Pamela Castro told a news conference that a suspect was apprehended at the scene.

The suspect is being treated for injuries, but there was no immediate information on a motive.

Authorities said they will provide more details during a press conference slated to take place at 8:00 a.m. local time (1500 UTC).

Club 'devastated' by shooting

In a statement on its Facebook page, Club Q said it was "devastated by the senseless attack on our community."

"We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack," the post read.

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