Six adults were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party at Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according police. The suspect,after, took his life. It was the boyfriend of one of the victims. Friends, family and children were all gathered when the suspect came in and allegedly opened fire. None of the children at the party was injured and authorities said they are now with relatives. The investigation is ongoing and police didn’t immediately determine the shooter’s motives. Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers called for patience. “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,” he said in a statement. The names of the victims and the suspected shooter have not yet been released.
Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski said his department will do everything they can to find answers for grieving family members. The police department is asking anyone with information about the crime to call them. “When these types of unspeakable acts happen, there is nothing that can be done to fully rebuild what was lost or replace those who are no longer with us. My vow to this community and to the families who have lost someone today is that this department will do everything we can to find you the answers you deserve and be here for you with an unwavering support,” Colorado Springs Chief of Police Vince Niski declared. The Colorado Springs incident marks the thirteenth mass killing nationwide in 2021, according to the Gun Violence Archive.