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Five Dead, 25 Injured In Colorado Shooting

 At least no fewer than five people were killed when a man stormed into an L.G.B.T.Q. nightclub in Colorado Springs just before midnight on Saturday and opened fire with a long rifle, the authorities said. 



Officials praised patrons inside the establishment, Club Q, for quickly subduing the gunman, though at least 25 people were injured in the chaos, The Times reports.



The gunman entered the club wearing body armor and began firing with an AR-15-style rifle, according to law enforcement officials briefed on the shooting. Quickly, someone grabbed a handgun from the shooter and then hit him with it, subduing him, John Suthers, the city’s mayor, said. When the police burst in, the man was still pinning the gunman down, he added.



The city’s police chief, Adrian Vasquez, identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, and said the authorities were investigating a motive. A person of the same name and age was arrested by sheriff’s deputies last year after a bomb threat outside Colorado Springs. As of late Sunday night, several victims remained in critical c


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