Man Walks Down Street Shooting People, Killing 3 And Injuring Others

The rear window of a Colorado Springs Police car is shattered after a shooting Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Multiple are dead, including a suspected gunman, following a shooting spree according... The rear window of a Colorado Springs Police car is shattered after a shooting Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Multiple are dead, including a suspected gunman, following a shooting spree according to authorities. Lt. Catherine Buckley said the crime scene covers several major downtown streets. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MORE LESS
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man marching down the street shot and killed three people on Saturday, before being fatally shot in a gunbattle with police, authorities and witnesses said.

Officers were responding to a report of shots being fired when they spotted a suspect matching the description of the person they were trying to find, Colorado Springs police Lt. Catherine Buckley said. The suspect opened fire, and police fired back, she said.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene as the suspect went down the street with a rifle.

Matt Abshire, 21, told the Colorado Springs Gazette ( he looked outside his apartment window and saw a man shoot someone with a rifle. He said he ran to the street and followed the man and called police.

The man suddenly turned and fired more shots, hitting two women, Abshire said. Their names and conditions were not available.

It was unclear how many people were wounded in the spree.

Alisha Jaynes told KKTV-TV 11 News ( ) she was at an ATM when she saw a man with a gun walking calmly down the street.

“They yelled, ‘Put the gun down,’ and he turned around, and that’s when they shot at him a good 20 times,” she said. “There was a lot of gunfire.”

Buckley said the crime scene covered several major downtown streets. Those streets were shut down most of the day while investigators tried to figure out what happened.

Buckley said the investigation of the police shooting has been turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. There were at least three crime scenes, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said.

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  1. This is what bad Halloween candy and losing an hour of sleep with do to you.

    Kidding aside, I am very sorry for the victims and glad the cops were able to take out this guy before anymore people were shot. Thoughts of comfort and peace to the victims’ families and friends.

  2. There must be something in the Bible about sowing and reaping. Right CO Springs?

  3. Not even Jerusalem in America is immune from gun violence in America. More unsuspecting victims murdered and wounded as the price to pay when fundamentalist religious zealotry and End Times predictions unite with fundamentalist 2nd Amendment zealotry and militias-restoring-True-Constitutional-Republic predictions, in a marriage performed and catered by the NRA. The billion-fold blessings of Mammon rain as blood over all who witness this union!

  4. Where were the GGWGs?

  5. Typical knee-jerk liberal press. Who says the shooter wasn’t “a good guy with a gun” and the three people killed on the sidewalks weren’t from ISIS… or SMERSH?

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