Mass Shooting in Colorado Springs
At least five people were killed and 25 injured in a mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The shooting took place before midnight on November 19 when a man with a long rifle and body armor entered the “Club Q” homosexual club and opened fire. At least two people confronted the attacker and stopped the carnage.
The suspect is 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich. The police have released no motive. After his apprehension, Aldrich was taken to a hospital for injuries related to the shooting.
A person with the same name was arrested last year by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in response to a bomb threat against his mother. “The reporting party,” the Sheriff’s Office report reads, “said her son was threatening to cause harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons and ammunition.” (Colorado Springs is located in El Paso County.)
Echoes of Orlando: Many are comparing the event with the 2016 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. That was the largest mass shooting in modern American history, with 49 people killed. It also took place at a homosexual nightclub, though the perpetrator in that instance was an Islamist terrorist.
Far fewer people died in the Colorado Springs incident. But the lessons surrounding the shooting are similar. Our editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s 2016 article on the Orlando shooting, “What Really Caused the Orlando Terrorist Attack,” is a good starting point for understanding the attack.