UPDATE: One police officer, two civilians dead.
UPDATE: Suspect has surrendered, is now in custody. Police are sweeping the building for bombs.
— ed sanders (@e_d_sanders) November 28, 2015
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 27, 2015
At least four police officers and an “unknown number of civilians” were injured Friday in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., as police hunted for the gunman and gunshots continued to ring out from the building hours after the ordeal began.
This shooting is at least the fifth high-profile crime at a Planned Parenthood clinic since the release of the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover sting videos this July. In early September, a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, Washington, was ruled to be an arson. A second arson at a clinic in Thousand Oaks, California, came one month later. Two other attempted arsons have taken place at a clinic in Aurora, Illinois, and at one under construction in New Orleans.
Just another violent male stamped off the right-wing paranoid assembly line?
At least three police officers have been injured in an ongoing active shooter situation at or near a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood on Friday afternoon.
Lt. Catherine Buckley, a Colorado Springs police spokeswoman, said she was still trying to confirm other details in the fluid situation.
"We still have a gunman that is out there," she said.
A Colorado Springs police commander told The Gazette that at least three officers have been hurt. It is unclear whether there are more injuries or fatalities.
The city's fire department tweeted about the situation about 11:45 a.m. The branch is located at 3480 Centennial Blvd., just north of West Fillmore Street.
"The area is NOT secure," police said in a tweet.
"We were looking out the window and we had an officer wave us back inside," said Brigitte Wolfe, who works Jun Japanese Restaurant next door. "They have everything blocked off."
Wolfe said there are roughly a dozen police vehicles at the scene. She said officers have guns drawn and are facing the Planned Parenthood branch.
A photo from the scene showed officers in the area hiding behind their vehicles with their weapons drawn. SWAT officers have been called to the scene.
Colorado Springs police have shut down Centennial Boulevard between Garden of the Gods Road and Fillmore Street. Some businesses in the area are being evacuated. Patrons and workers at a nearby shopping center have been told to shelter in place.