Police in Colorado Springs are responding to an active shooting at a Planned Parenthood location in the city’s west side, that occurred early Friday afternoon.
One officer is said to have been shot outside the center. The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police reported that there are multiple victims. Conflicting reports have the shooter either barricaded inside or outside the building but still suspected to be nearby.
BREAKING Colorado Springs active shooter one officer shot – reports coming in. Shooter barricaded in planned parenthood & multiple victims
— Colorado FOP (@ColoradoFOP) November 27, 2015
Police responded in an armored Bearcat but have not yet fully secured the scene, according to Colorado Springs police Twitter.
CSPD PIO responding to call if active shooter in Centennial Bl. The area is NOT secure. Media do not stage in area!
— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) November 27, 2015
Police are instructing employees at local businesses and people in nearby residences to stay indoors and out of sight, according to the Denver Post.
Republicans will not call this terrorism. Remember, the only terrorists that exist have brown skin and are fleeing war and genocide in the Middle East.
About a half hour after initial reports began to break on social media, the scene is not yet declared secure by police. Media have been instructed to stay at a safe distance and have gathered three-quarters of a mile down the road.
— Stephen Hobbs (@bystephenhobbs) November 27, 2015
The suspect has been described as a white man in his 40s, wearing a long coat and hunting style hat. Local media reports the shooter may have taken shots at passing cars as well.
In a time when Republicans are saying the greatest threat of terrorism is coming from Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS, we have home-grown, white, right-wing, radical Christian terrorists attacking us at home every day.
Republicans will blame this on mental health. The NRA will blame the victims for not carrying machine guns to the clinic. The right-wing will insist Obama is coming to take your guns while they sell more guns. No Republican EVER will call this an act of domestic, radical Christian terrorism. Meanwhile, Republicans will continue demonizing women, abortion, contraception, and Planned Parenthood. This will serve only to encourage more acts of domestic terrorism to occur in America. Remember that all of this was brought to you by the Republican Party.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
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