Authorities haven't released the names of their victims or the defendant and an investigation is underway to Ascertain a rationale
Upon arrival at the trailer, reacting officers found six dead adults and a single individual with severe injuries.
The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim in the celebration attended by friends, family and kids. He walked inside and started shooting before killing himself, authorities said. The kids in the trailer have been uninjured from the defendant and are currently with relatives.
Authorities haven't released the names of their victims or the defendant and an evaluation is underway to ascertain a motive.
"Since the chief of police, as a husband, as a father, as a secretary, as part of the community, my heart breaks for the families who've lost someone they love and also for the kids who've lost their parents," Vinski said,"In the officers that responded to the shooting into the researchers on scene, we're left exceptionally shaken."
"This is something which you hope never occurs in your community, at the location that you call home. Whenever these kinds of unspeakable acts occur, there's not anything which could be done in order to fully rebuild what was missing or substitute individuals that are no more with us" Niski added. "My vow to the community as well as the families that have lost someone now, is that department will do whatever we can to find you the responses you deserve and be here for you with an unwavering support"
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis called the episode"devastating, particularly as a lot of us are spending the afternoon observing the girls in our lives that have made us the individuals we are now."
"Multiple lifestyles were taken now by this dreadful act of violence. Families torn apart, and in a birthday celebration no longer," Polis continued. "My deepest condolences and prayers are with all the victims, their families, and everybody else affected by this tragedy."
Anyone with information regarding the incident is requested to call the Colorado Springs Police Department in -LRB-719-RRB- 444-7000.