Seven Dead After Man Opens Fire at Birthday Party in Colorado Springs

A gunman killed six people then himself in the early hours of May 9 during a birthday party in Colorado, police said.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said they found six dead adults and a man with serious injuries at a trailer at the Canterburg Mobile home park after receiving a shooting call minutes after midnight.

The injured man was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

Police said that according to preliminary investigations, the suspected shooter was the boyfriend of one of the female victims.

“The suspect… drove to the residence, walked inside and began shooting people… before taking his own life” at a birthday party attended by friends, family, and children, according to the police.

The birthday party was for one of the victims, the police said.

None of the children were injured but they were “crying hysterically,” police said, adding that the children are now with their relatives.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown and authorities have yet to release the identities of the shooter and the victims as investigation is still ongoing.

Mayor John Suthers called the shooting in a statement as “a senseless act of violence.”

Governor Jared Polis described the attack as “devastating.”

“Multiple lives were taken today by this terrible act of violence. Families torn apart, and at a birthday party no less,” Polis said in a statement.

The attack was the worst mass shooting for the state of Colorado since a 21-year-old gunman, Ahmad Al-Issa, opened fire at a Boulder supermarket last March 22, killing 10 people.


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