Another day, another mass shooting — and this one appears to be an anti-LGBTQ hate crime.
At least, the owners of Club Q in Colorado Springs are calling it that, and barring more information, I would think their knowledge of the situation surpasses that of anyone else's:
Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community. Our prays and thoughts are with all the victims and their families and friends. We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack.
According to authorities, a call went out at 11:57 p.m. from Club Q describing an active shooter.
The response was quick, and a wounded suspect was taken into custody. No information is yet available as to their identity, but a press conference to be held 8 a.m. local time Sunday may change that.
As for motive, it is tempting to assume the wave of anti-queer and anti-drag rhetoric could have sparked this, but we don't know that yet. What we do know is that Club Q's final Facebook post before the slaughter fits that scenario: