A horrific shooting took place last Saturday night at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado.

Five people were killed and at least 25 were injured after a gunman entered Club Q in Colorado Springs just before midnight and immediately opened fire, police told reporters during a news conference.

At the club, the active shooter protocol was activated—a safety plan that has been in place since the Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016—Club Q owner Nic Grzecka told ABC News, and several people fought off the shooter until police arrived.

The suspect, identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, has a criminal history. He is currently hospitalized due to the injuries he sustained at the scene, police said. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

“Jill and I are praying for the families of the five people killed in Colorado Springs, and for those injured in this senseless attack,”…

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