“Words fall short to describe the tragedy that took place this morning,” Colorado Springs police chief Vince Niski said in a statement. “From the officers who responded to the shooting to the investigators still on the scene, we were all incredibly shaken.”
According to Colorado Springs police, the alleged shooter – believed to be the boyfriend of one of the victims – is also dead.
The tragedy was one of at least nine mass shootings that occurred in the United States over the weekend.
CNN defines a mass shooting as an incident with four or more people killed or injured by gunfire, except for the shooter.
From a community of townhouses and a neighborhood park, to a hotel and nightclub, these are the massive traits that shook the communities of seven states.
Cox noted that a group attending an event at the hotel had an altercation that sparked the shootings. All victims are believed to be between 18 and 22 years old.
Cox told reporters there was more than one shooter, but investigators are trying to find exactly how many and what types of weapons were used.
The shooting was an isolated incident and not a random act, he added.
Three people were killed and another was injured in a shooting at a village home Saturday morning on the outskirts of Baltimore, authorities said.
Investigators say the suspect set fire to his residence and was forced to enter his neighbors’ home, where he then shot and stabbed them, according to the statement. He shot two more neighbors as they were leaving their home, including a 24-year-old man who died, according to the statement.
According to the statement, the suspect confronted officers who responded by ordering him to drop the gun. He was later shot by officers and arrested after refusing, the statement said, and then died at the hospital.
At least three people were killed and nine others were injured in three separate shootings in California.
In Los Angeles, one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting Sunday night.
Officers found several fights happening in the club parking lot and the surrounding area, according to affiliation.
That same night, more than 400 miles away, in Compton, police were in the area when they heard gunshots.
Two men and two women “were shot,” according to the tweet.
Police ask anyone with information to call 1-877-NWK-TIPS for advice.
The victims, aged between 23 and 45, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the statement.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting and the charges will be forwarded to the prosecution in the coming days, according to the statement.
St. Louis County Louis, Missouri
Two people were killed and three others injured after a shooting at a park in Kinloch, Missouri, Friday night, St. Louis County Police said. Louis in a press release.
Williams said he was in the area for a “neighborhood celebration” when a truck stopped and started firing.
“It’s outrageous, it was crazy,” Williams said.
Police said they found no casualties when they arrived at the scene around 6:30 p.m., but later found that five people had been taken to hospital.
According to the statement, two of the men were pronounced dead at the hospital while the other victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to call the St. Louis County Police Department.
CNN’s Kay Jones, Raja Razek, Melissa Alonso, Alta Spells and Keith Allen contributed to this report.