Upon arrival, authorities found two gunshot victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. While on scene, officers and paramedics took gunfire from a man in an upstairs unit. No responding officers or medical personnel were hit.
Colorado Springs Police say officers immediately secured the scene after they were targeted by the upstairs gunman and removed the two victims from the area. They were rushed to a local hospital.
An hours-long standoff soon ensued, and police warned area residents of the persistent danger via emergency notifications.
Around 3 a.m., a SWAT team broke into the upstairs unit and found the gunman and an unidentified woman dead from what police described as “apparent trauma.”
The circumstances surrounding the shooting aren't clear and a police investigation is still ongoing. The names of those involved have yet to be released.
Police say they are looking for a person who may have been in the shooter's unit at the time of the incident, however they say that person is not a suspect.