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Gunman storms building killing 3 in US shooting

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The spate of shootings in the U.S must surely be giving authorities cause for worry especially with the fact that innocent lives are being lost almost on a daily basis.

Residents of Colorado Springs were greeted with sounds of gunshots when an armed man opened fire killing two civilians and one police officer at the Planned Parenthood building, Colorado Spring police department confirmed.

Nine other civilians including five police officers were also wounded in the attack. Police said that the injured victims were taken to local hospitals for gunshot wounds.

A statement by the Colorado Spring police department identified the fallen officer as Garrett Swasey, 44. It added that Swasey, who was with the UCCS police department for six years, was killed in the line of duty. The deceased officer was on the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) police department.

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“There is a huge crime scene that has to be processed and we have to determine how many victims there are,” Mayor John Suthers told reporters.

The “active shooter” situation at the Planned Parenthood building lasted for roughly five hours. Police have not released the name of the shooter. The suspect, a male, had brought “items” with him into the Planned Parenthood building. Police said they do not know what the items were.

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