Stand off with gunman in Co. Springs planned parenthood

“Colorado Springs police continue working to subdue an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood building. Police spokeswoman Lt. Catherine Buckley said offficers (SIC) and the gunman exchanged fire in the building Friday afternoon.

The shots-fired call came into police at 11:38 a.m.

Four officers have been injured, Buckley said. Penrose hopital confirmed it has taken six victims of the shooting, Memorial hospital has taken three. No information was provided about their conditions or if the victims were civilians or law enforcement.

The office is at 3480 Centennial Blvd.”

3:17 p.m. UPDATE

Police confirm that officers and the suspect have exchanged gunfire inside the Planned Parenthood building.

The president of Planned Parenthood Vicki Cowart issues a statement: “At this time, our concern is for the safety of our patients, staff and law enforcement.”

3:11 p.m. UPDATE

Policy report that the shooter is still active, and that all roads around the scene continue to be closed.
White House officials announced that President Barack Obama has been notified about the situation in Colorado by Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and will be updated as necessary.


3:03 p.m. UPDATE

Penrose Hospital confirmed they have six victims of the shootings and Memorial confirmed they are handling three shooting victims.

2:51 p.m. UPDATE

One person in scrubs and an employee of Planned Parenthood were just placed in police cars and taken to another staging area.

The man who was searching for his daughter began hopping up and down as soon as he saw his daughter being taken away in a police cars.

“She’s all right,” the man said.

There was a moment this afternoon when a man walked up to the scene with a handgun strapped to his waist and ammunition vest around his chest. He appeared to be asking police if he could help. Officers told him to leave immediately because appearing at the scene while wearing firearms and that equipment was a bad idea.”

More updates and audio here:

Chickens coming home to roost?

Or maybe it is a domestic situation

I’m pulling for chickens

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