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Police have named five people killed in a shooting at a gay club in the US state of Colorado on Saturday night.
Club Q was known as a safe haven for the LGBT community in Colorado Springs, a sentiment that was shattered when a gunman entered the nightclub and opened fire.
The five deaths were Daniel Aston, Derrick Rump, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh and Raymond Vance. Seventeen others were left with gunshot wounds.
Two people subdued the shooter before police arrived.
The gunman is in police custody.
Daniel Davis Aston was a bartender at Club Q and had helped create its “positive culture,” his colleague Michael Anderson told CNN.
Daniel’s mother, Sabrina Aston, told the Denver Post that her 28-year-old son was in a good place in her life after struggling with her identity during his teens, and found peace after the death. transition to college. He was a transgender man, according to US media.
The death of his youngest child “was unbelievable” and he had much more to give to the world, he said.
Friends have said that Daniel loved performing, even in drag shows.
“He never met a stranger, since he was little,” his mother said. “He always said, ‘I’m shy,’ but he wasn’t. He wrote poetry, he loved dressing up, he got into theater in high school. He’s an artist. That’s what he really loves.”
She hopes his death is not in vain and helps raise awareness of the issues facing the trans community.
Aston was working at Club Q that night with 38-year-old Derrick Rump, who also died.
“Caring, supportive, with a heavy hand on his drink, and a really good listener and wouldn’t be afraid to tell you when you were wrong instead of telling you what you wanted to hear and that was really valuable,” his friend said. Anthony Jaramillo told CBS.
Another victim, Kelly Loving, was a 40-year-old transgender woman, according to US media.
A friend told the New York Times: “She was loving, always trying to help the next person instead of thinking of herself. She was just a caring person. I was very close to her.”
Ashley Paugh had spent the day with a friend in Colorado Springs and decided to have a fun night out at Club Q before planning to return home to her husband and her 11-year-old daughter in La Junta, a town about 100 miles ( 160 km). ) away, her sister told NBC News.
On Monday, police identified the fifth victim as Raymond Green.
A statement from his family read: “The 22-year-old has never been to that nightclub before and while he supports the LGBTQ community, he is not a member of it himself.”
“Unfortunately, he never left the club.”
They said that he had just received his first salary from a new job at a local FedEx center, and that he had been planning to save enough money to have his own apartment.