Headline RoundupNovember 21st, 2022

Shooting at Colorado LGBTQ Club Leaves 5 Dead

Summary from AllSides News Team

A shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs left at least five people dead and 25 injured early Sunday.

Key Quotes: "At least two heroic people confronted and fought with the suspect and were able to stop the suspect from continuing to kill (and) harm others," Colorado Springs's police chief said during a news conference Sunday morning. "We owe them a great debt of thanks." The city's mayor added that "We are a strong community that has shown resilience in the face of hate and violence in the past, and we will do so again."

For Context: The suspect, who was arrested, reportedly possessed multiple guns, including a rifle. In 2021, a man with the same name and age as the suspect was arrested in Texas in connection to a bomb threat. Colorado has been the scene of some of the country's deadliest mass shootings, including Columbine High School in 1999 and the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting.

How the Media Covered it: Many left-rated outlets made the shooting their top story Monday morning; center- and right-rated sources highlighted it less prominently. Reports from the left often focused on anti-LGBTQ sentiment in Colorado Springs; NBC's headline said it "had some in the community anticipating tragedy," and the Associated Press (Lean Left bias) said the club had been "a cherished safe spot for the LGBTQ community in the conservative-leaning city." Coverage across the spectrum focused on the suspect's history and reports of his bomb threat arrest.

Featured Coverage of this Story

More headline roundups

More News about Violence in America from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right