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Planned Parenthood Shooting: 3 Dead & 9 Injured At Colorado Clinic

Sat, November 28, 2015 10:20am EDT by Lauren Cox Add first Comment
Planned Parenthood Shooting

How awful. One Colorado Springs police officer and two civilians were gunned down during a deadly attack by gunman Robert Lewis Dear at a Planned Parenthood Clinic on Nov. 27.

Just one day after celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, three people were killed and nine others injured when Robert Lewis Dear, 59, opened fire in a Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, Nov. 27. The shooter was taken into police custody after a five hour standoff with police at the clinic located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Three families are mourning the loss of their loved ones after Robert Lewis Dear senselessly murdered them during his shooting rampage inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Friday afternoon, Nov. 27. Of the three killed, two are being described as “civilians” and the third has been identified as 44-year-old police officer Garrett Swasey, reports NPR. Officer Swasey had been with the CSPD for six years at the time of his death.

Nine victims were also injured during Robert’s attack on the clinic, although their identities remain unknown. However, Planned Parenthood has confirmed that the staff members inside the clinic all survived the shooting.

“We don’t yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, and we don’t yet know if Planned Parenthood was in fact the target of this attack,” Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of the Rocky Mountains Planned Parenthood, said in an official statement, reports CNN. “We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country. We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust.”

Even though the shooter gave up after a five hour stand-off with police and was taken into custody, it appears he had planned to cause much more bloodshed than he did. Multiple reports claim that Robert brought miscellaneous items into the clinic, including propane tanks. Thankfully, the brave men and women of the Colorado Springs Police Department were able to capture him before he took any more lives.


For now, Robert’s motive fort he attack remains unknown. Stay tuned to for updates on this tragedy as they come in.

Our thoughts remain with the victims as well as their loved ones during this very difficult time.