Six folks had been killed at a birthday celebration in Colorado Springs early Sunday after a person opened hearth inside a house earlier than taking his personal life.
An unidentified suspect drove to the get together, situated at a cellular residence neighborhood, entered the residence the place folks had been gathered and commenced taking pictures at round 12:18 a.m., in accordance with Colorado Springs Police. He’s believed to be the boyfriend of one of many victims, based mostly on a preliminary investigation.
Youngsters who had been on the get together had been unhurt and are within the custody of members of the family, police mentioned.
Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski mentioned officers and investigators working the case are “left extremely shaken.”
“That is one thing you hope by no means occurs in your personal neighborhood, within the place that you just name residence,” Niski mentioned. “When a majority of these unspeakable acts occur, there’s nothing that may be completed to totally rebuild what was misplaced or exchange those that are not with us.”
Authorities discovered six folks lifeless on the scene and a person critically injured once they arrived on scene. That man later died at a hospital. The victims haven’t been recognized.
It was a “mindless act of violence” that has left the neighborhood mourning, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers mentioned.
“We ask the general public’s persistence with the investigation and we search the sensitivity of our media companions as CSPD completes a radical investigation to offer solutions to the households and associates impacted by this tragedy,” Suthers mentioned in an announcement Sunday.