7 people dead after shooting in Colorado

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Seven people died early Sunday when a man shot people at a birthday at a residence in Colorado Springs, according to police.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said they responded to a report of a shooting at 12:18 a.m. in the 2800 block of Preakness Way, which is in a manufactured home community along South Powers Boulevard.

Officers found six adult victims dead inside the residence. One adult victim was taken to a hospital where they succumbed to their injuries, police said.

Police said it appeared that a birthday party was being held in the residence when the boyfriend of one of the female victims walked inside and began shooting. He then killed himself, police said.

There were also children at the party who were not injured and were now with relatives, police said.

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office will release the identifications of the victims  and the official cause and manner of death.

The investigation was ongoing, police said.

Anyone with information on the shooting or is a witness who hasn’t spoken with detectives, was asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers at 719-634-7867.

Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers cover El Paso and Teller counties and pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to the arrest of felony suspects or wanted felons, and the recovery of narcotics, stolen property and cash.

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