AT least seven people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a birthday party in a Colorado Springs trailer park this evening.
Police suspect the gunman was the boyfriend of one of the victims. They say he shot six people before killing himself.
Authorities responded to a call about a shooting in a trailer at the Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs at approximately 12:20am.
But by the time officers arrived, six people were dead and one was severely injured and later died in the hospital.
The children at the party were not injured and are now in the care of relatives.
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IDENTITIES OF VICTIMS OR SHOOTER NOT YET RELEASED
The birthday party was for one of the people killed, police said.
Police on Sunday hadn't released the identities of the shooter or victims. Authorities say a motive wasn't immediately known.
COLORADO GOVERNOR DESCRIBES SHOOTING AS 'DEVASTATING'
Colorado's Governor Jared Polis echoed the statement.
“The tragic shooting in Colorado Springs is devastating, especially as many of us are spending the day celebrating the women in our lives who have made us the people we are today," he said.
This shooting comes just over a month after a man in Boulder killed ten people in a grocery store with an AR-15 style weapon.
MORE FROM THE SCENE AT COLORADO SPRINGS
GROUP OF FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CHILDREN INSIDE TRAILER HOME
Authorities responded to the shooting at Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs just after midnight on Sunday. The group of friends, family and children were gathered inside a trailer home for a birthday party when the tragedy took place.
By the time officers arrived, six people were dead and another was critically injured. That victim later died at the hospital.
The children who witnessed the event were unharmed and are currently with relatives.
"From the officers who responded to the shooting to the investigators still on scene, we are all left incredibly shaken," Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said. "This is something you hope never happens in your own community, in the place that you call home."