Colorado: People at a gay club in the US state of Colorado have been hailed as heroes for subduing a gunman who killed five people and preventing a deadly shooting from being even worse.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said one patron grabbed the attacker’s own gun and hit him with it during the shooting in Club Q on Saturday night, BBC reported.
Another club-goer reportedly helped to keep the gunman pinned down until police arrived.
The gunman killed five people and injured 25 more before being arrested. The suspect, named by police as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, is now in police custody.
Mayor Suthers described the intervention of several club-goers as an “incredible act of heroism”.
“But for that, as tragic as this incident is… it could have been much, much worse but for these heroic actors,” the Mayor added.
An investigation is now under way to determine whether the shooting was a hate crime, and if more than one person was involved.