UPDATE 6:04 EST: Planned Parenthood has released a statement regarding the active incident:
“Our top priority is the safety of our patients and staff. Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this tragic situation. Planned Parenthood has strong security measures in place, works closely with law enforcement agencies, and has a very strong safety record. We don’t yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don’t yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack. We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country. We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust.”
UPDATE 4:56 EST: A total of eight people have been taken to a local hospital. Officers are currently exchanging gunfire with the shooter who is located inside the Planned Parenthood building.
What a scary situation.
According to authorities, three officers and possible civilians were shot a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Law enforcement says the shooter has yet to be located or apprehended.
An owner of a hair salon nearby claimed she heard about 20 gunshots within minutes.
We’ll keep you updated as this awful situation progresses.
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