Active Shooter Inside Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood

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Katherine Krueger has been tracking an ongoing active shooter situation at a Colorado Springs, Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic this afternoon. You can follow along here.

What we just heard from CSPD spokeswoman Catherine Buckley was that police were exchanging gunfire with one suspect inside the Planned Parenthood location.

Previously, it was unclear exactly where the suspect had first opened fire—it’s still unclear—and many news outlets accordingly hedged that the shooting took place near the clinic. The local paper, The Gazette, reported that the initial 911 call of shots fired came from the clinic but Buckley noted earlier in the day that the connection to Planned Parenthood wasn’t clear. That prompted some pushback on Twitter against the notion that the shooting had anything to do with the health care provider as well as accusations of left-wing media bias:

Obviously it’s now clear that the gunman actually is inside the Planned Parenthood location. Many other details of the shooting remain sketchy.

This post has been updated.

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Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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