Five Dead, 25 Injured in Mass Shooting at Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ Club; Suspect in Custody
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. — Five people are dead and 25 injured following a mass shooting at local Club Q over the weekend.
22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich was identified by Colorado Springs PD as the man who allegedly walked into the LGBTQ+ club just before midnight on Saturday, November 19, armed with a long rifle, and began firing upon customers and staff.
Club Q, located near North Academy Boulevard and North Carefree, had been hosting a Drag Divas event that night.
By the time police and fire responded to the scene, which was within minutes of the initial call, Aldrich had already been subdued by people inside the club. He was immediately taken into custody. Two firearms were recovered at the scene, though it’s unclear whether Aldrich owned both of them, police said.
The investigation is still in its early stages, and many of the victims’ identities have yet to be confirmed. As of Monday morning, November 21, five have been confirmed dead and 25 injured.
Aldrich, who was himself hospitalized with unspecified injuries, is reportedly set to face murder and hate crime charges.
Multiple GoFundMe campaigns have been launched to raise financial support for the victims and their families, and are listed here courtesy of KOAA News5.