Colorado Springs reckons with past after gay club shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When authorities unfurled a 25-foot rainbow flag in front of Colorado Springs City Hall this week, people gathered to mourn the victims of a mass shooting in a popular gay club couldn’t help but think about how such a show of support would have been unthinkable a few days earlier. … Read more

Owner of gay club: Shooting comes amid a new ‘type of hate’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The co-owner of the Colorado Springs gay nightclub where a shooter turned a drag queen’s birthday celebration into a massacre, said he believes the shooting killed five people . and injured 17 others is a reflection of anti-LGBTQ sentiment that has moved from prejudice to incitement. Nic Grzecka’s voice was … Read more

The Club Q shooting fits into an enduring US pattern of intimidating vulnerable groups where they congregate

Washington CNN — A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Race Deconstructed newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every week, subscribe for free here. Last weekend’s mass shooting at a beloved LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado was a nightmare. Late Saturday – the day before Transgender Remembrance Day – a 22-year-old entered … Read more

Colorado gay club shooting suspect held without bail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter could be charged with a hate crime in the shooting deaths of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was sentenced to detention without bail in an initial court appearance on Wednesday as the suspect sat slumped in a chair. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, could be … Read more

Colorado Springs shooting: Suspect in the Colorado Springs LGBTQ club shooting is slated to appear in court today as prosecutors work to finalize formal charges

CNN — The 22-year-old accused of carrying out a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado over the weekend is due in court on Wednesday for the first time since the attack that left five dead and more than a dozen injured. . Anderson Lee Aldrich is expected to attend the initial … Read more

Colorado Springs shooting suspect: Details coming to light about alleged Club Q gunman

CNN — The suspect in the mass shooting at an LGBTQ Colorado nightclub had a tumultuous upbringing during which he was bullied as a teenager and raised for a time by his grandmother, according to a new portrait from the suspected shooter pieced together by CNN. Anderson Lee Aldrich ended up in the care of … Read more

Army vet, Navy officer stopped gunman at Colorado gay club

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When Army veteran Rich Fierro realized a gunman was spraying bullets inside the club where he had gathered with his friends and family, the instincts from his military training kicked in immediately. He ducked first to avoid any potential incoming fire, then moved to try to disarm the shooter. “It’s … Read more

Club Q shooting: As grief grips Colorado Springs after a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub, officials are investigating whether it was a bias-motivated crime

CNN — The mass shooting inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where five people were killed and more than a dozen were injured over the weekend, is the subject of a investigated as a bias-driven crime as the survivors grapple with trauma and grief in the aftermath of the attack. Club Q, known … Read more

US Army veteran identified as one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

Two men who emerged from a crowd at an LGBTQ club in Colorado to overpower a gunman during a mass shooting have been identified. Key points: Colorado Springs mayor says Rich Fierro and Thomas James ‘saved a lot of lives’ One of the men hit the shooter with his pistol, according to the man’s wife … Read more