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philo

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 27, 2015 - 02:05pm PT
At a Planned Parenthood clinic. Hmm why would anyone have problems with Planned Parenthood. paging Carly Fiorina fans.


At least 4 officers, multiple civilians injured in ongoing active shooter situation at Planned Parenthood

By Jesse Paul, Jordan Steffen and John Ingold The Denver Post

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 - 2:54 p.m.

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An officer waits on the intersection of Windmill and Centennial while facing south towards the scene of a shooting November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, CO.
(Photo by Brent Lewis/ The Denver Post)
An officer waits on the intersection of Windmill and Centennial while facing south towards the scene of a shooting November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, CO. (Photo by Brent Lewis/ The Denver Post)

Shooter at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood [PHOTOS]
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COLORADO SPRINGS —At least four police officers have been shot and multiple civilians have been injured in an ongoing active shooter situation at a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood on Friday afternoon.

"This is still a very active situation," Colorado Springs Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

By 2:45 p.m., five people injured in the incident had been transported to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The spokeswoman did not know the patients' condition or whether they were police officers or civilians.

Three more victims were taken to Memorial Hospital, according to a spokesman there.

At 2:15, the police department reported on Twitter that officers were "encountering gunfire" from a suspect inside the Planned Parenthood building. Around the same time, a SWAT truck sped out of the scene and an apparently injured person was unloaded onto a gurney. The truck then raced back toward the Planned Parenthood building.


The gunman has not made any demands or made any statements to officers, Buckley said. She said initial reports described his weapon as a long gun, such as a rifle.

"We do not know about this person's mentality or ideology," Buckley said.

Buckley said the first call for service came at 11:38 a.m. and came from the Planned Parenthood address. The branch is located at 3480 Centennial Blvd., just north of West Fillmore Street.

Joan Motolinia said his sister is in the clinic, and he talked to her by phone about 1:30 p.m. She was at the clinic for an appointment and was hiding under a table and was only able to talk briefly.

"She was very afraid," he said.

While she was talking, he could hear gunfire in the background and after about two minutes, his sister hung up on him.

"She was telling me to take care of her babies," he said. "I heard some shots so people were in there shooting for sure."

At a news conference at about 1:30 on Friday afternoon, Buckley said police cannot confirm where the shooter is located and said the situation is "very active." She said officers didn't yet know for sure whether there was a single shooter or multiple gunmen.

She said police have "brought all of our resources to bear" to the situation.

Earlier, Colorado Springs police Commander Kirk Wilson told media at the scene that police were having trouble getting officers to the shooting area.

"We haven't been able to get in the scene yet," he said.

Cathy Alderman, vice president of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, said the situation was fluid and the organization had little information to go on.

"We're monitoring the situation live like everyone else," she said. "Obviously the safety of our patients and staff is our greatest concern. We're hoping for the best."

Alderman was not sure yet if everyone associated with the clinic was safe.

"We believe people are sheltered in place, but we don't know all that for sure yet." she said.

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.

"We were looking out the window and we had an officer wave us back inside," said Brigitte Wolfe, who works at 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.

An employee who answered the phone at a nearby King Soopers said a few dozen customers were locked inside under police orders, but she had not seen a shooter or any other violence across the parking lot from the Planned Parenthood building.

"Everybody here is safe," she said, declining to give her name. "That's all I know, but I'm in the back right now."

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

Staff writers Elizabeth Hernandez and Joey Bunch contributed to this report.

Jesse Paul: 303-954-1733, jpaul@denverpost.com or @JesseAPaul

philo

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2015 - 02:14pm PT
Live feed from local CSprings news channel.

http://www.kktv.com/livestream?device=tablet&c=y
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Nov 27, 2015 - 02:19pm PT
Joan Motolinia said his sister is in the clinic, and he talked to her by phone about 1:30 p.m. She was at the clinic for an appointment and was hiding under a table and was only able to talk briefly.

"She was very afraid," he said.

I thought the above was interesting--who ever heard of "Joan" being a man's name?




philo

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2015 - 02:30pm PT
^^^ Curious as to whether there is a point to your post or not.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 27, 2015 - 02:38pm PT
Terrorism.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Nov 27, 2015 - 02:43pm PT
thought the above was interesting--who ever heard of "Joan" being a man's name?

Miró's mom.

Norton

Social climber
Nov 27, 2015 - 02:44pm PT

so what are the odds it is one older white guy who is angry as hell because he learned that abortions are sometimes performed at PP locations?

and because he so opposes the murdering of fetuses he is going to murder adults

the American Taliban in action, again

philo

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2015 - 02:52pm PT
Well I suppose it could be a sleeper cell of Daesh but I didn't know they hated us for our Planned Parenthood.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 27, 2015 - 03:03pm PT
Norton, my money is on not an old guy. Old guys don't do this sh#t, they convince young guys that it's worth dying or going to prison for.
Norton

Social climber
Nov 27, 2015 - 03:05pm PT
yeah, but my idea of an old guy would be like over 50 in this scenario
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 27, 2015 - 03:14pm PT
Couldn't have anything to do with the incredibly shrill and hysterical anti-guberment, take-back-america-and-the-law-in-our-own-hands rhetoric from the right. Or guns. Of course not.
Norton

Social climber
Nov 27, 2015 - 03:57pm PT
here's another one today, Locker

http://www.wlox.com/story/30614080/police-argument-over-cigarette-leads-to-murder-at-biloxi-waffle-house
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Nov 27, 2015 - 04:00pm PT
I don't recall this type of sh!t happening (as often) when I was a kid...

You had your head in the sand.


Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Nov 27, 2015 - 04:09pm PT
I don't recall this type of sh!t happening (as often) when I was a kid...



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/02/10/even-more-black-people-were-lynched-in-the-u-s-than-previously-thought-study-finds/
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Nov 27, 2015 - 04:16pm PT
I think this has always been a very violent country. There was never and halcyon days of peace and goodness.

If we weren't massacring Indians, it was blacks or Irish or miners or textile workers....




The 60' had jfk, rock, mlk, Malcolm X the black panthers... All murdered.
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Nov 27, 2015 - 04:19pm PT
It's important to remember that even if the shooter is a right-wing, anti-abortion, pro-life fanatic, we should never ever link those beliefs with his actions.
Remember what we've learned from Obama, who will never under circumstances find even the slightest connection between Islamic terrorists and, well, Islam. Two TOTALLY different things in his mind.

So with that in mind, it's fine to decry the actions of the shooter, but do not under any circumstances link the shooter's actions with the beliefs of the vast majority of right-wing, anti-abortion, pro-life fanatics.
The shooter has perverted the beliefs of most right-wing, anti-abortion, pro-life fanatics, who are undoubtedly appalled by his actions. (And if bunch of fanatics seem to be cheering for the shooter, well, ahem, let's not focus on that too much, we don't want to make anyone uncomfortable.)

If the above rambling makes sense to you--good, you understand Obama perfectly. If it seems a little off, go back and listen to Obama more until you get it!
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Nov 27, 2015 - 04:22pm PT
Just waiting to hear what Dump and rest of the crew especially Jeb is going to say.

So now ISIS will be no longer on the top 10, this will be #1 for the next couple of weeks.

Foxie News gave away a lot of too much info on how to blow a place up?

philo

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2015 - 04:23pm PT
Shooter is in custody.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/28/us/colorado-planned-parenthood-shooting.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

COLORADO SPRINGS — A gunman was taken into custody late Friday after exchanging gunfire with the police for hours inside a Planned Parenthood center here, the authorities said.

Mayor John Suthers said that the gunman was in custody but that hours of work remained to clear the crime scene, particularly to identify items that the gunman brought with him.

Lt. Catherine Buckley, a Colorado Springs police spokeswoman, suggested earlier that the gunman might have brought explosive devices with him. “The nature of the devices, at this point, we do not know,” she said. “We know the suspect brought several items with him.” She added, “We have to check them to make sure they are not any kind of improvised device.”

The siege began just before 11:30 a.m. and went on into the evening, with multiple police forces and ambulances at the scene. The lieutenant said there were an unknown number of casualties, which included at least four officers and possibly five. People in the surrounding buildings were told to shelter in place.

A Colorado Springs police spokeswoman said there may be hostages at a Planned Parenthood center where officers were exchanging gunfire with an attacker. By REUTERS on Publish Date November 27, 2015. Watch in Times Video »
The Planned Parenthood facility has frequently been a scene of protests since a series of videos secretly recorded by a conservative group showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the use of fetal organs for research.
Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Nov 27, 2015 - 04:36pm PT

How about the school shootings???...

Same in the 60's

Oh, no. Not the same. In the 60's the national guard shot students at Kent State and Jackson st.

In addition, Wikipedia lists 17 school shootings In the 60's, including the Texas tower massacre which killed 17, one in Mesa Arizona which killed 5 and one in Orangeburg which killed 3.


Then there was Birmingham 16th st. Sunday school bombing with 200 people in the building.

That doesn't include the linchings which didn't make the news, or Richard Speck who killed 8 nurses in Chicago.

<edit> let's not leave out Chucky Manson & co.


C'mon, locker, wake up. You can find mass murders every decade our country has been in existence. Most were by Christians on Christians...just demographics.
philo

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2015 - 04:37pm PT
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