WEST HOLLYWOOD — Metropolis leaders and neighborhood organizations in West Hollywood are organizing a candlelight vigil Sunday evening, Nov. 20, in solidarity with the LGBTQ neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the place at the very least 5 folks have been shot to dying at a nightclub late Saturday.
The vigil is deliberate for five p.m. at 8900 Santa Monica Blvd., in entrance of Rocco’s, officers introduced. Attendees have been requested to carry a candle.
The capturing at Membership Q occurred round 11:30 p.m. native time Saturday and wounded at the very least 18 folks, authorities mentioned. The 22-year-old suspect was situated contained in the membership and was arrested. Witnesses and police mentioned some folks inside Membership Q helped to subdue the suspect till officers arrived.
No motive was instantly out there.
“Gun violence continues to have a devastating and specific impression on LGBTQI+ communities throughout our nation, and threats of violence are rising,” President Joe Biden mentioned in an announcement Sunday afternoon. “Locations which might be speculated to be secure areas of acceptance and celebration ought to by no means be became locations of terror and violence,” Biden continued.
“But it occurs far too usually. We should drive out the inequities that contribute to violence towards LGBTQI+ folks. We can not and should not tolerate hate.”
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn tweeted: “5 harmless folks lifeless and dozens injured. My coronary heart breaks for the households & pals of the victims in Colorado Springs and the LGBTQ neighborhood who’re seeing their worst fears of the implications of hateful rhetoric play out in actual time* on #TransDayOfRemembrance no much less.”
In 2016, a capturing at Pulse, a homosexual nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killed 49 folks and wounded one other 53. That shooter was fatally shot by police.