US ‘must not tolerate hate,’ says President Biden after Colorado club shooting


Washington: US President Joe Biden said on Sunday (local time) that America “cannot and should not tolerate hate,” a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub killed at least five people and injured 18. Colorado,
“We must address the inequalities that contribute to violence against LGBTQI+ people,” Biden said in a statement. “We can’t tolerate hate and we shouldn’t.”
He was speaking after a gunman opened fire inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.
In a statement on Twitter, Biden said: “We must address the public health epidemic of gun violence in all forms. I signed the most important gun safety legislation in nearly three decades, but we must do more.”
In a statement, he said, “Places that are supposed to be safe places of acceptance and celebration should never be turned into places of terror and violence. Yet this happens far too often. We must address the inequalities that plague LGBTQI people.” + contribute to violence against people.” statement from white House,
,Jill And I’m praying for the families of the five people killed in Colorado Springs and those injured in this senseless attack. While a motive for this attack is not yet clear, we know that gun violence has a particular impact on LGBTQI+ communities across our country,” Biden tweeted.
Police said “Veer” club-goers fought back and stopped a gunman shortly after he opened fire.
Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said at least two people inside the club confronted the gunman and prevented further violence. “We are grateful to him,” he said.
Police identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, a 22-year-old man, who fired at the patrons with a long rifle, a powerful weapon that can inflict devastating wounds.
According to officials, he was taken into police custody soon after the shooting began and is being treated for injuries.
The violence lasted only a few minutes. Police said that police received multiple 911 calls at 11:56 p.m., officers were dispatched at 11:57 p.m., one officer arrived at midnight, and the suspect was taken into custody at 12:02 p.m.
A total of 39 patrol officers responded, police said, and Fire Department Captain Mike Smaldino said 11 ambulances went to the scene, CNN reported.
Colorado Governor Jared Poliswho became the country’s first openly gay person to be elected governor in 2018, praised the “brave individuals who blocked the gunman” in a statement released on Twitter that called the shooting “appalling, sickening and devastating.” Told. ,
The location of the shooting is reminiscent of a 2016 attack at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where a gunman pledging allegiance to the Islamic State killed 49 people and wounded at least 53.
Colorado has been the site of some of the most heinous mass shootings in US history, including the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School and the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, CNN reported.
In a statement on social media, Club Q said it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community” and that “the quick reactions of brave customers subdued the gunman and brought an end to this despicable attack.”
Club Q previously posted that its Saturday night lineup would include a punk and alternative show at 9 p.m. followed by a dance party at 11 p.m.
The club also plans to hold a drag brunch and a drag show on Sunday for Transgender Day of Remembrance. As CNN reports, the club’s website now says it will be closed until further notice.



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