Colorado Springs police are responding to a call of an active shooter in the parking lot of a Planned Parenthood clinic, with four people reportedly injured and one dead.
The area has not been secured, according to police.
The gunman shot multiple people, including a police officer, then barricaded himself inside Planned Parenthood, according to Mike Violette, the executive director for the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, RT reports.
One person is dead in the parking lot, according to the police scanner.
A police officer said on his radio that he was trying to “get a look at” the gunman, when the back window of his police cruiser was shot out, the CS Gazette reported.
The police scanner indicated at least two officers were down, one near a dumpster, and another taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
One patient was wounded at Elite Vision, located an adjacent building, according to the CS Gazette.
According to later dispatch, four were injured and an officer was heard requesting an ambulance.
Another officer indicated wounded patients were being taken to a local hospital.
The injured police officer was shot in the hand, and a second officer has been injured, according police.
Officers are at the scene now with guns drawn and pointed in the direction of the Planned Parenthood clinic.
Multiple fire engines and ambulances are parked nearby.
Customers were locked down at a nearby grocery store and several nearby shops were locked down as well.
Police are advising people to shelter in place. The suspect is identified as a white male in his 40s.
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