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4 Officers Wounded in Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting, Civilians Down

November 27, 2015  | 

Colorado Springs PD is tweeting about the incident. (Screen shot from USA Today/Newsy video)
Colorado Springs PD is tweeting about the incident. (Screen shot from USA Today/Newsy video)

A man wearing hunting gear and armed with a long gun was barricaded inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday after repeatedly opening fire on police, wounding four officers and an unknown number of civilians, police said.

Police said Friday afternoon that they were still trying to determine exactly where the gunman was holed up inside the building.

"We don't have the suspect yet, and we still consider this an active situation," said Lt. Catherine Buckley, spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Buckley confirmed that four officers were wounded, but did not give details on their condition. She also said an unknown number of civilians had been injured. She told USA Today the primary task of officers was to locate the gunman and to get medical help to the injured.

Comments (10)

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Joe Power @ 11/27/2015 3:15 PM

Would which of the Republican candidates running for President will be the first one there to support the shooter saying he's only defending unborn human life?

Leonard Mather @ 11/27/2015 3:19 PM

So long as the shooter is contained and the rest of the building secured, I would hope that the officials shut down all electric power, gas, heat and plumbing. At that point, a Robot should enter the area and disperse tear gas in abundance and not stop until the Fool realizes his folly and surrenders. Do NOT waste time "reasoning" with him and turning the event into a "show and tell" for the Media to publicize enabling future Fools to copycat the event. This viewpoint is from a retired Forensic Psychologist.

Norm Barnett @ 11/27/2015 3:39 PM

Joe Power.. REALLY? can't be serious. What a ludicrous statement.

Mike @ 11/27/2015 4:03 PM

Yeah have to agree Norm. Additionally from what I have seen/heard it started else where and the guy barricaded himself in the planned parenthood building.

Deputy Ken @ 11/27/2015 4:05 PM

I hope our brothers in blue out in Colorado are not badly hurt. Hopefully the suspect gets what's coming to him in court.

The added bad layer to this will be that the press and all the idiot Libs (like our weak link president) with run with this tragedy full speed banging the gun ban gongs, even though no gun law anywhere would have prevented this.

Leonard Mather @ 11/27/2015 4:05 PM

My SINCERE APOLOGIES to the readers! I just returned from a hunting trip and was away from all Media news. Please ignore my above comments. I did NOT know the Perp had taken hostages; I did not know he took in propane tanks to foil snipers and thermal imaging. Hostage-taking changes the operation considerably. LEOs on the scene will supersede all my theoretical comments. This Perp has a death wish and will not give up without a fight. It is in situations like this that a hostage with a CCP could deliver a head shot and kill the Perp.

Brian @ 11/27/2015 4:41 PM

Leonard...shut up. You are obviously an idiot.

John reired IA PD @ 11/27/2015 6:13 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured officers and civilians, and that this situation can be brought to a successful conclusion.

R.C. Collier @ 11/27/2015 6:58 PM

Unfortunately, we lost an officer and two civilians to this active killer. RIP

Thor @ 11/30/2015 3:47 PM

Old, old news. Site needs to delete inaccurate early reports and get the real stuff posted 11/30 16:45hrs

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