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Prime suspect in Walmart shooting left note addressed to God, police say

The suspect said that his actions were not planned, but things had fallen into place like he was being led by Satan.
Investigators document the vehicle owned by the shooter outside a Walmart Supercenter where six people, including the shooter, were shot and killed on Nov. 23, 2022 in Chesapeake, Va.
Investigators document the vehicle owned by the shooter outside a Walmart Supercenter where six people, including the shooter, were shot and killed on Nov. 23, 2022 in Chesapeake, Va.

Photos show Colorado Springs shooting suspect bruised and battered after arrest

The images of Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, were released the same day the suspect in the Club Q shooting looked lethargic and was barely audible during a very brief virtual hearing.
Investigators work outside of Club Q
Investigators work outside of Club Q

Walmart shooting suspect was a longtime employee who was 'a little off'

"He put tape on his phone, on the camera. Always used to tell us the government was watching," a former co-worker said. "He was just weird."
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Colorado Springs suspect identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, defense lawyer says

In several standard motions filed on behalf of Anderson Lee Aldrich on Tuesday, public defenders refer to the suspect as "Mx. Aldrich."
At Least 5 Dead And 25 Injured In Colorado Springs Gay Nightclub Shooting
At Least 5 Dead And 25 Injured In Colorado Springs Gay Nightclub Shooting
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Rep. Lauren Boebert’s ‘prayers’ following the Club Q shooting was shameless

Any Republican leader who has the nerve to offer up hollow “prayers” after the Colorado Springs shooting after helping to mainstream homophobia is shameless.
People visit a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub on Nov. 21, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colo.g
People visit a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub on Nov. 21, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colo.g

After the Colorado Springs attack, LGBTQ people are furious at the rhetoric targeting them

Colorado Springs locals and national activists said rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric made the shooting at Club Q feel horribly predictable.
A mourner at a cross for Daniel Aston at a memorial for the victims of the Club Q shooting, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday.
A mourner at a cross for Daniel Aston at a memorial for the victims of the Club Q shooting, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday.

Club Q shooting suspect changed his name just before his 16th birthday

In 2016, Nicholas Franklin Brink became Anderson Lee Aldrich, court documents show.
Local and federal law enforcement officials at the Club Q nightclub on Nov. 22, 2022 in Colorado Springs.
Local and federal law enforcement officials at the Club Q nightclub on Nov. 22, 2022 in Colorado Springs.

What we know about the victims of the Colorado Springs Club Q shooting

The shooting at Club Q, a bastion for LGBTQ people in Colorado Springs, devastated families and left a community in mourning.
Top: Ashley Paugh, Daniel Aston, Kelly Loving; bottom: Raymond Green Vance, Derrick Rump.
Top: Ashley Paugh, Daniel Aston, Kelly Loving; bottom: Raymond Green Vance, Derrick Rump.

School Shooting Tracker: Counting school shootings since 2013

NBC News is tracking school shootings. Here’s what we found.
Illustration of children evacuating school.
Illustration of children evacuating school.

Being LGBTQ in Colorado Springs wasn't always easy. Now, some feel more exposed than ever.

Members of Colorado Springs’ queer community say last week’s shooting underscores the stark realities LGBTQ people face living in conservative areas of the United States.
An FBI agent walks outside of Club Q, the site of a weekend mass shooting, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs.
An FBI agent walks outside of Club Q, the site of a weekend mass shooting, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs.

Map: 30 years of mass killings in Colorado

Three of the state’s mass killing incidents have happened in the past two years.
Students run from Columbine High School under cover from police on April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colo.,
Students run from Columbine High School under cover from police on April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colo.,