Four Dead, Including Suspect, After Colorado Shooting Spree

colorado_springs_logoKKTV in Colorado is reporting on a shooting spree in Colorado Springs today which left four people dead, including the suspected gunman.

Police were originally called to North Prospect Street on reports of gunshots, where they found a deceased victim. Lt. Catherine Buckley said responding officers returned gunfire after being shot at by a man matching the description of the person they were searching for.

Witnesses stated the suspect went on a shooting rampage in the minutes leading up to the gun battle with officers while running down East Platte, where he shot and killed the two other victims.

Buckley said the crime scene covers several major downtown streets. El Paso County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby stated there are at least three crime scenes.

Officers also discovered a small fire in one of the homes on the 200 block of North Prospect, believed to be started by the suspect.

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