Police found the victim in the dwelling early Sunday and said the suspect was believed to be among the dead.
Colorado Springs, Colorado — Police said a man drove to a mobile home birthday party in a “meaningless violence” early Sunday morning, stepped in and started shooting, six and himself. Killed himself.
Colorado Springs police said police responded to reports of firing at 12:18 am at Preakness Way’s 2800 block in a manufactured home community along South Powers Boulevard.
Police found six adults dead in the dwelling. According to police, a man was taken to the hospital and injured.
“There aren’t enough words to describe the tragedy that happened this morning,” said Vince Niski, Colorado Springs police chief. “As a police chief, as a husband, as a father, as a grandfather, as a member of the community, it hurts the families who lost their loved ones and the children who lost their parents,” he said.
“Today we mourn the loss of life and pray solemnly for those injured and lost their families in meaningless violence on Sunday morning,” said John Suthers, Mayor of Colorado Springs. “.
Police said the shooter appeared to be the boyfriend of one of the female victims. Friends, family and children gathered in the trailer to celebrate when the shooting happened. According to police, the children were not injured and are now with their relatives.
Investigators were working to identify motivations, and investigations were underway, police said.
The El Paso County Coroners Office will publish the victim’s identity card and official cause of death and method of death.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis said: “The tragic shootings in Colorado Springs are devastating, especially many of us spending a day celebrating women in our lives that made us people today.
Today, this horrific act of violence has claimed multiple lives. Families fall apart, and so do birthday parties. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are directed at the victims, their families, and everyone else affected by this tragedy. ”
Niski’s full statement states:
“There aren’t enough words to describe the tragedy that happened this morning. As a police chief, husband, father, grandfather, and a member of the region, my loved ones and children who lost their parents are heartbroken. From the police officers who responded to the investigators on the scene, we are all incredibly upset. We hope this is what you call home and never happens in your own community. That is, when such an indescribable act occurs, there is nothing we can do to completely rebuild what was lost or replace people who are no longer with us. Someone with this community today. My vow to my lost family is that this department will do everything we can to find the right answer for you and be here for you with unwavering support. ”
“”Today, we mourn the loss of life and pray solemnly for those injured and lost their families in meaningless violence on Sunday morning. I am also thinking about the ambulance crew who responded to the horrifying sight, and I continue to pray today.
We seek public patience in the investigation, and we seek the sensibility of our media partners as CSPD completes a thorough investigation to provide answers to family and friends affected by this tragedy. “
Witnesses who have information about the shooting or who have never spoken to a detective should call the Colorado Springs Police Station (719-444-7000) or Pikes Peak Crime Stopper (719-634-7867). Was asked for.
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Shooting in Colorado Springs: 7 people killed at birthday party
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