A police officer and two civilians were killed and nine others wounded on Friday when a man opened fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Five of the injured are police officers. The suspected gunman, 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear, surrendered to police after a five-hour standoff that sent workers and patrons in neighboring business scrambling for cover.
CSPD PIO responding to call if active shooter in Centennial Bl. The area is NOT secure. Media do not stage in area!
— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) November 27, 2015
Authorities received a call of shots fired from inside the Planned Parenthood around 11:30 a.m. local time, and that the suspect was armed with a “long gun.” A separate law enforcement source told NBC News that the suspect wielded an AK-47-style weapon. A police spokeswoman said the gunman was carrying “items of concern” when he entered the building. The gunman’s motivation has not been revealed.
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