Breaking News!!: Colorado Springs, CO: Shooting at Planned Parenthood.
There has been a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility located at 3400 block of Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado around at around 11:38am MT on Friday, November 27th, 2015.
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At this moment, at least 9 people have been injured including 4 law enforcement officers.
At least 3 people have been sent to U.C. Health Memorial Hospital and are preparing to potentially care for additional patients.
Authorities are in contact with the shooter is inside the Planned Parenthood facility.
There’s reports that the shooter is a white male, in his 40’s, wearing a trench coat, and is using a AK-47-style weapon.
Authorities are checking out items deem “suspicious” that the shooter took into the Planned Parenthood facility.
There’s reports that among the “suspicious” items, include propane tanks left near the building.
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the scene is still active and roads around the scene are still closed.
Authorities are going room to room to clear near by buildings, searching for people, and people at a near by plaza are being rescued out to safety.
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Multiple agencies are assisting with the search and investigating this shooting including the Colorado Springs Police Department and SWAT Team, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Highway Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (A.T.F.).
Colorado Springs Police Department are saying that they have not released the name of any possible suspects in connection with the shooting.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains released a statement saying, “Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountain’s 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.”
According to the White House, United States of America President Barack Obama has been notified of the shooting by Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is telling the public that the public can check on family by calling 211.
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