Two are dead in Colorado after a pair of incidents only three days after Nebraska shootings horrified the nation. ABC reports:
A gunman killed two people at a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries early Sunday after being told he couldn't spend the night, and hours later four people were shot outside a church in Colorado Springs.So this nutter (or possibly two nutters) is still walking around. I've friends in Denver and I hope they're staying inside tonight.
It was not immediately known whether the shootings, about 65 miles apart, were related. No arrests had been made in either attack by afternoon.
The conditions of the four people shot Sunday afternoon in Colorado Springs, in the parking lot of the New Life Church, was not immediately known, El Paso County Sheriff's Lt. Lari Sevene said.
The first shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. at the Youth With a Mission center in Arvada, a Denver suburb, police spokeswoman Susan Medina said.
A man and a woman were killed and two men were wounded, Medina said. All four were staff members with the center, said Paul Filidis, a Colorado Springs-based spokesman with Youth With a Mission.
The gunman came to the door of the Arvada dormitory seeking shelter, asking if he could spend the night, said Peter Warren, director of Youth With a Mission Denver.
When told he couldn't stay, the man walked inside, opened fire, then left on foot, Warren said.
Warren said he didn't know if any of the students or staff knew the gunman. "We don't know why" he came to the dormitory, Warren said.
Witnesses told police that the gunman was a 20-year-old white male, wearing a dark jacket and skull cap, who left on foot. He may have glasses or a beard.
As is our practise, no politics on this until tomorrow. For now, Newshoggers' sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and our best wishes to those hurt are all that is required.