Colorado Springs, Colo. The police say there was no active shooter threat at the El Paso County Courthouse, although they have confirmed that they are investigating a homicide on Thursday.
Emergency vehicles and flashing lights can be seen around several blocks near the courthouse building in the city of Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Springs Police report that they received a call about shots fired around 10:03 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found a person dead from apparent gunshot wounds with “clear” gunshot injuries. The coroner will ultimately determine the cause of death.
CSPD spokesperson Ira Cronin stated, “This was not an active shooter situation.” “It appears to be a different incident.”
Cronin mentioned that the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will handle any investigations inside the courthouse, while CSPD will handle the reported shooting investigation outside the courthouse. The victim has not been publicly identified, and Cronin does not believe there is a threat to the public.
About 20 people were in the Colorado Springs Fire Department, who responded to the scene, and two of them were treated for “minor injuries,” but CSFD could not specify what those injuries were.
The courthouse was closed for the remainder of the day.