Kansas City LGBTQ Commission issues statement following Colorado Springs nightclub shooting

Crime tape is set up near a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022...
Crime tape is set up near a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 where a shooting occurred late Saturday night. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)(Thomas Peipert | AP)
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 11:24 AM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Following a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that killed five people and injured 18 others, the Kansas City LGBTQ Commission has released a statement.

In it, the commission called for and directed responsibility for another mass shooting toward politicians that engage in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and are pro-guns.

Authorities in Colorado Springs said a 22-year-old gunman opened fire shortly before midnight and officers received the call about the shooting at Club Q at 11:57 p.m. The first police officer arrived on scene after midnight.

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“At least two heroic people,” confronted the gunman and stopped the shooting, police said.