3 Victims, Suspect Dead in Colorado Shooting Spree

The suspect was reportedly killed in a shootout with police
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2015 4:37 PM CDT
3 Victims, Suspect Dead in Colorado Shooting Spree
The rear window of a police car is shattered after a shooting Saturday in Colorado Springs. Four people, including the suspected gunman, are reported dead.   (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Four people are dead—including the suspected gunman—following a shooting rampage Saturday in downtown Colorado Springs, KKTV reports. According to the AP, multiple crime scenes created a chaotic situation in the area. KKTV reports the first reported shooting was at 8:45am local time. A man was found dead at a the scene, and police believe the suspect started a small fire in a nearby house, as well. The suspect ran off, allegedly shooting at more people as he went. Witnesses say he was shooting at anyone in his path.

Officers responding to the shooting saw the suspect outside a Wendy's less than a mile from the first crime scene, KUSA reports. According to KKTV, police say the suspect opened fire on officers, who shot back, killing him. KUSA reports a witness saw the suspect point a large rifle at officers. The sheriff's office states the suspect had multiple weapons on him, according to KOAA. The investigation into the shootings is continuing, and more information should be available in the near future. (Read more shooting stories.)

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