Five people were killed last night in a shooting at a gay nightclub, Club Q, in Colorado Springs. This was announced by the police, according to CNN reports. Another 18 people were injured. A suspect arrested, who was also injured.
His name is Anderson Lee Aldrich and he is 22 years old, the suspect arrested for the massacre in the gay club. The authorities announced it at a press conference. According to the local police chief, the young man entered the room and immediately started shooting with a long gun.
The police, explains CNN, he did not provide any hypotheses of a motive. Colorado Springs Fire Captain Mike Smaldino said 11 ambulances arrived at the scene after several 911 calls. “We will stay here for many, many hours,” explained local police lieutenant Pamela Castro.
They would have been some “heroic clients” to block the man who opened fire in the venue, “putting an end to this hate attack”. The Club itself made it known on Facebook, saying it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community”. “Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the victims, their families and friends,” the post added.
“Gun violence continues to have a particularly devastating impact on LGBTQI+ communities in our country and threats of violence are increasing… We must eliminate the inequalities that contribute to violence against LGBTQI+ people,” said Joe Biden after the massacre in Colorado, re-launching the need to ban assault weapons. “We cannot and must not tolerate hate,” he added.
“My heart breaks for another deadly attack against the LGBTIQ community, this time at a club in Colorado Springs USA. It is another reminder of our duty to lead the fight against hate and ensure that everyone is free to love who they wish to love and live as they wish to live”. She writes it on twitter there President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola sharing the EU flag and the rainbow flag.