Police say they’re evacuating a Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a gunman has fired at officers. In fact, Police have been working on an hours-long “active shooting” with the gunman as they have not been able to establish voice contact with the suspect either as Police say the suspect has indeed fired shots, head further into the article to be up to date with this horrific holiday scene.

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This is most definitely not the first incident involving a horrific shooting like this one, this season alone. Lt. Catherine Buckley said the suspect brought items into the building with him. There are also items he left outside the building. Police do not know what they are and can’t go inside until the scene is stable Police say the incident is contained in the Planned Parenthood building, but people who are in businesses and buildings in the vicinity of the shooting will stay in lockdown until the area is deemed safe. As of recent, The New York City Police Department redeployed “critical response vehicles” to Planned Parenthood sites due to the Colorado Springs shooting. Lt. Catherine Buckley told reporters even once gunfire stops, investigators will be at the scene for hours to check out items the gunman brought with him to make sure they aren’t explosives. During the sudden shootout, at least four officers were injured in the shooting, she said. Local hospital officials said at least nine people were taken to medical facilities in the area.

When the incident first took place, police said the original 911 call came in reporting the gunman came from the building. Denise Speller, who works at a nearby salon, said she heard at least 10 gunshots go off and saw a police officer get hit “It was terrifying,” she said, adding that it was unclear exactly where the shots were coming from. Brigitte Wolfe, who said she works in the area of shooting said that she saw about five officers behind a building with their guns drawn, as well as about three SWAT vehicles and roughly seven police cars from her vantage point in a strip mall that’s across the street from the Planned Parenthood.

As of the latest update, The mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, said on Twitter Friday that police have detained the suspected gunman accused of opening fire inside a Planned Parenthood facility there; thank god. “The perpetrator is in custody. The situation has been resolved. There’s no continuing peril to the citizens of Colorado Springs,” Mayor John Suthers told reporters, “But there’s a huge crime scene that has to be processed. We have to determine exactly how many victims there are. Eleven people have been transported to local hospitals, according to Colorado Springs Police Lt. Catherine Buckley. Five of those transported are police officers from various responding agencies, Buckley said.

Source: CNN