Gunman opens fire, barricades himself inside Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood

Update: 12 reported shot, including 4 officers; gunman apprehended alive after hours long active shooter stand-off

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published November 28, 2015 12:02AM (EST)


UPDATE: Multiple outlets are now reporting the gunman has been captured alive. NBC News is reporting that at least 12 people were injured during the hours long stand-off:

Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Denver Post reports that a gunman opened fire at 3480 Centennial Boulevard, the address of a Planned Parenthood branch. The first reports of gunshots came in at 11:45 a.m. local time:

The Colorado Springs police department has tweeted that the area around the Planned Parenthood is still not secure:

Local NBC affiliate KOAA reports that at least two officers have been shot and that the suspect is still shooting. Mike Violette, Executive Director of the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, tweeted that the shooter is barricaded inside the Planned Parenthood:

Watch live coverage of the Colorado Springs active shooter, via KKTV 11 News:

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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