The victims have been identified.
*Updated on May 11, 2021, at 12:15 p.m. (MT)
Original article published on May 10, 2021, at 1:57 p.m.:
A shooting took place on early Sunday morning in a Colorado Springs mobile home, when a man walked in, shot and killed six people, and then killed himself, said the Colorado Springs Police Department.
Officers responded to the shooting at 12:18 a.m. in the 2800 block of Preakness Way. Six adults were found dead inside.
The victims have been identified:
"Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning," Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said in a statement. "As the chief of police, as a husband, as a father, as a grandfather, as a member of this community, my heart breaks for the families who have lost someone they love and for the children who have lost their parents."
The suspect was Sandra's boyfriend, according to a family member who identified him as "Junior." There were children inside the mobile home when the shooting took place. Thankfully, the kids were not harmed and are with relatives.
An investigation is underway as police attempt to find a motive.
To our community-— Colorado Springs Police Department (@CSPDPIO) May 9, 2021
Here is the latest information on this morning's homicides, to include what we know so far, a message from Chief Niski, & more.
We are still early in this investigation. As more info becomes available, we will release as appropriate.https://t.co/TiGWnX3dUc
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said, “Today we find ourselves mourning the loss of lives and praying solemnly for those who were injured and those who lost family members in a senseless act of violence on Sunday morning. We think too of the emergency personnel who responded to a horrific scene and we keep them in our prayers today. We ask the public’s patience with the investigation and we seek the sensitivity of our media partners as CSPD completes a thorough investigation to provide answers to the families and friends impacted by this tragedy.”
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victims and their families.
Anyone who has information about this crime, or is a witness who has not spoken with detectives, is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. If they you to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.
*This is an on-going story and will be updated with more information. Refresh for updates!