7 Dead Including Gunman In Colorado Birthday Party Shooting : NPR

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) – A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, killing six adults before committing suicide on Sunday, police said.

The shooting took place shortly after midnight at a RV park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said.

The officers arrived at a trailer and found six dead adults and one man with serious injuries who later died in a hospital. the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

The alleged shooter was the friend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He went in and opened fire before shooting himself, police said.

The police did not reveal the identity of the shooter or the victims on Sunday. Children were not injured in the attack and were placed with relatives.

“My heart breaks for the families who have lost someone they love and for the children who have lost their parents,” Colorado Springs police chief Vince Niski said in a statement.

It was Colorado’s worst mass shooting since a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder supermarket on March 22nd.

With a population of 465,000, Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado after Denver.


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