The suspect, believed to have been the boyfriend of one of the victims, committed suicide, police said.
Officers responded to a 911 call at Canterbury Mobile Home Park at around 12:18 a.m. and discovered the victims and the suspect with gunshot wounds. Six of the people were pronounced dead at the scene and a seventh was found seriously injured and taken to hospital but succumbed to their injuries, police said. It is not known if the suspect was the one who was taken to the hospital.
Police said the unidentified suspect drove to the mobile home park as a birthday party was held for one of the victims. Investigators said friends, family and children were all gathered when the suspect entered and allegedly opened fire.
“The children in the trailer were not injured by the suspect and are now with relatives,” the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement.
The investigation is ongoing and the police did not immediately determine the shooter’s motives.
“My wish to this community and to the families who have lost someone today is that this department will do everything possible to find you the answers you deserve and be there for you with unwavering support,” said the head of Colorado Springs Police, Vince Niski. in a report.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers called for patience as investigators searched for clues behind the murders.
“Today we mourn the loss of human life and solemnly pray for those who have been injured and those who have lost family members in an act of senseless violence on Sunday morning,” he said in a statement. .
Governor Jared Polis also offered his condolences and prayers to the victims and their families.
“The tragic shooting in Colorado Springs is devastating, especially since many of us spend the day celebrating the women in our lives who have made us the people we are today,” he said. stated in a press release.
Police have asked anyone with information about this crime to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000 or the department’s information line at (719) 634-STOP (7867).
This is a developing story. Please come back for updates.