Seven people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, birthday party, police said Sunday.
Authorities arrived at a mobile home park just after midnight Saturday and found six adults dead and one man seriously injured. The man later died at the hospital, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a news release.
No children were hurt; they are with relatives now, police said.
The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and began shooting before killing himself, police said.
In an initial report, police said the shooter knew the victims.
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“Today we find ourselves mourning the loss of lives and praying solemnly for those who were injured and those who lost family members in a senseless act of violence on Sunday morning,” Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said in a statement.
Police Chief Vince Niski said that his “heart breaks for the families who have lost someone they love and for the children who have lost their parents” in the shooting.
“When these types of unspeakable acts happen, there is nothing that can be done to fully rebuild what was lost or replace those who are no longer with us,” he said. “My vow to this community and to the families who have lost someone today, is that this department will do everything we can to find you the answers you deserve and be here for you with an unwavering support.”
Colorado Springs is about 70 miles south of Denver. It is Colorado’s second-biggest city, behind Denver.
The shooting marks Colorado’s worst mass shooting since a gunman killed 10 people at a Boulder supermarket March 22.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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