Mass Shooting at LGBTQ “Q Club” in Colorado Springs Kills Five, Injures 18


A suspected shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, is in custody after a mass shooting at Club Q — an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs overnight. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Colorado Springs responded about 11:57 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 to a report of a shooting at a gay bar known as Club Q, 3430 N Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs. At least five people were reported killed and eighteen injured in a mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The suspected shooter was injured and taken to a local hospital. Colorado Springs Police stated that a “suspect is being treated, but is in custody.”

According to a statement by the club on social media, it was the “quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman.” The club also stated it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community” and offered condolences to the victims and their families.

Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community.
Our prays and thoughts are with all the victims and their families and friends.

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

— Club Q Colorado Spring, Facebook (3:53 am Nov. 20, 2022)

The suspect was identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, age 22, a local resident of Colorado Springs. A criminal history of Anderson Lee Aldrich showed he was previously arrested in June 2021 for a bomb threat at the Lorson Ranch neighborhood section of the city.

At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, early Sunday. Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Anderson Aldrich and said he is in custody. Officials provided more details about the shooting at a press conference led by Colorado Springs Police Department Deputy Chief Adrian Vasquez Sunday morning.
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Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating the mass shooting as a possible hate crime, but there was initially no confirmation that the mass shooting was a hate crime. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office resources were also on the scene, and FBI and ATF resources were also assigned to the case.



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