BREAKING UPDATE: Five dead after mass shooting at Colorado Springs gay nightclub

BREAKING UPDATE: Five dead after mass shooting at Colorado Springs gay nightclub

AFTER reports flooded social media about an alleged mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, USA, it has been confirmed that around 20 people were injured and five people have been killed in the incident.

UPDATE 11.06 am (November 20) – Five people have been killed and around 20 injured after a mass shooting occurred at the gay nightclub Club Q located in Colorado Springs, USA on November 20, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

“BREAKING UPDATE: OFFICIALS CONFIRM 18 INJURED, 5 DECEASED,” said reporter Joe Ruch at the scene of a statement issued by a police spokeswoman.

He added: “Suspect is in custody and currently being treated at the hospital.”

More to follow…

ORIGINAL 9.21 am (November 20) -According to early reports, a mass shooting took place inside a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, USA.

The mass shooting reportedly occurred in the early hours of Sunday, November 20 at the gay nightclub Club Q located in Colorado Springs, USA.

Colorado Springs Police Department confirmed they were responding to a shooting but did not confirm whether or not it was at Club Q: “PIO Lt Castro responding to shooting on N Academy. ETA 45 minutes.”

The information, which was shared on social media by the prominent Twitter account @rawalerts, noted that multiple police units were on the scene after reports that more than 12 people had been shot.

According to the Mirror, the shooting took place on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is celebrated on November 20 as a way of remembering those killed in transphobic attacks.

Twitter user @TreyRuffy shared pictures and videos from the scene, alongside the caption: “Multiple police units and ambulances outside Club Q – Colorado Springs.

Club Q defines itself as an adult-oriented gay & lesbian nightclub hosting theme nights such as karaoke, drag shows & DJs and is located at 3430 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917, United States.

The news of the shooting in the US comes after reports of a shooting in South Africa that killed a prominent DJ.

Also on November 20, Oupa John Sefoka aka DJ Sumbody, a South African musician and business, was reportedly gunned down in Woodmead, a mostly commercial suburb in the northern part of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, although this has yet to be officially confirmed.

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