Five people were killed and 18 injured in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado, US, on Saturday night. Colorado Springs Lt. Pamela Castro told a news conference that a suspect is in custody and is being treated for injuries after the attack at Club Q.
Many videos of this matter are going viral on social media. In these videos, a large number of police deployment and ambulances are visible on the streets outside Club Q. Eyewitnesses say that many people have been shot in this incident and many deaths have taken place. Club Q – where the incident took place, describes itself as a gay and lesbian nightclub.
Attack on Transgender Day of Remembrance
The attack took place on Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It is observed every year on 20 November to remember anyone who has died as a result of transphobia.
Accused is out of reach
According to American media reports, the gunman carried out the incident using a sniper rifle. Information about the motive of the gunman and the number of people injured in the firing is not yet clear. The accused is out of the custody of the police. Such incidents are increasing in America. Earlier on November 16, there was also a shootout in Colombia’s club Rose Gold in which one person was killed.