Club Q Colorado shooting: Five dead after attack at nightclub

A gunman opened fire inside a gay club in the US state of Colorado on Saturday night, killing five people and injuring 18.

A suspect was in custody and being treated for injuries, police said.

Club Q, in Colorado Springs, released a statement on Facebook saying it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community”, and thanking customers who “subdued” the gunman.

In 2016, 49 people were killed in a shooting at a gay club in Florida.

Colorado Springs police said they received an initial emergency call about an active shooter at 23:57 (06:57 GMT) on Saturday.

The suspect was found inside the club when police entered.

Police did not immediately suggest a motive for the shooting and said the number of dead and injured could change as the investigation continues.

A fire department spokesman said casualties had been transported to hospitals very quickly, due to training for events such as this.

A statement on the Club Q Facebook page thanked “the quick reactions of heroic…

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