Gunman shoots six dead including his girlfriend in front of children at a birthday party
in Colorado. NSL understands the suspect shot himself dead after opening fire inside
the trailer at a mobile home park in Colorado Springs just after midnight on Sunday.
Children who were inside the trailer when their relatives were shot, luckily the children
were spared and have been placed with other family members. A motive for the attack
has not yet been determined.
Colorado Springs Police Department said: ‘The suspect, a boyfriend of one of the
female victims drove to the residence, walked inside, and began shooting people
at the party before taking his own life.’ Officers said they arrived to find six adults
dead and a man with serious injuries, who was rushed to hospital where he died.
Police Chief Vince Niski said in the statement: ‘As the chief of police, as a husband,
as a father, as a grandfather, as a member of this community, my heart breaks for
the families who have lost someone they love and for the children who have lost their
‘My vow to this community and to the families who have lost someone today,
is that this department will do everything we can to find you the answers you deserve
and be here for you with unwavering support.’
Police said they withheld releasing details of the shooting for several hours ‘in order
to properly and respectfully notify family members of the deceased and ensure
support was in place.