UPDATE 9:41 p.m.:
Authorities have confirmed three people were killed in today's shooting. Two of the victims were civilians, the other was a police officer with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. UCCS just released a statement regarding the officer's death, revealing his identity as 44-year-old Garrett Swayse:
The name of the gunman has not been released.
UPDATE 8:40 p.m.:
One of the five police officers shot has died, according to the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police.
Lt. Catherine Buckley said 11 people total, which included five police officers, had been taken to the hospital.
UPDATE 7:12 p.m.:
The gunman is in police custody.
UPDATE 6:45 p.m.:
Police are saying a possible fifth police officer could be wounded, the Associated Press reports. As of now nine people have reportedly been taken to hospitals. Authorities say the gunman is still at large and that it is unknown how many people have been evacuated from the Planned Parenthood clinic.
Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said the gunman planted "items" outside of the clinic and carried bags inside. The items will reportedly be investigated once the scene is safe "to make sure they're not any kind of improvised device," Buckley said.
Lt. Buckley added that authorities don't have information on the gunman's "mentality, ideas, or ideology."
Three police officers were injured when they arrived on the scene before noon, according to authorities, with a fourth officer being shot by the gunman over two hours later during an exchange with police in the clinic, said police Lt. Buckley.
See original story below.
Four police officers were injured early Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colorado after responding to reports of an active shooter near a Planned Parenthood building. According to the Gazette, a gunman dressed in a long coat with a "hunting-type" hat shot out the back window of a police car when an officer tried to "get a look at him."
Just saw the swat team bring someone injured to a waiting ambulance. @KodyFisherFOX21 #activeshooter pic.twitter.com/1G6oGK3F9i— Kody Fisher (@KodyFisherFOX21) November 27, 2015
"Cops came flying through the parking lot, they almost hit each other they were driving so fast," Denise Speller, a manager at Supercuts down the road, told The Huffington Post. She also said she "heard multiple shots fired" and "saw an officer go down" before she and others evacuated to a back room. She added, "We can’t go near the windows. We can’t stop shaking and crying."
At this time, it’s unclear how many civilians have been injured but one witness says she heard 20 shots in less than five minutes and saw an officer fall. The New York Daily News reports that two officers were removed from the scene and authorities are trying to reach the third. Colorado police has said the area is not yet secure.
Just heard SWAT yelling "we need a sniper" and rush someone away in a tactical van. #ColoradoSpringsShooting #9news pic.twitter.com/LtMyket1Xo— Jessica Oh (@Jessica9NEWS) November 27, 2015