MSN – Police on Friday swarmed an area around a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, where a gunman opened fire, injuring three officers and an undetermined number of civilians, police and hospital officials said.
City police said in a Twitter message about two hours after the shooting was first reported that the situation remained unstable, contrary to an ABC News report, attributed to a police commander, that the suspect was thought to have been “contained.”
“This is an active situation,” a police department spokeswoman, Lieutenant Catherine Buckley, told CNN, adding that law enforcement had yet to confirm the gunman’s location.
She said police also were not sure that shooting had any connection to Planned Parenthood and that circumstances surrounding the gunfire remained unclear.
CBS News reported that a gunman fired shots upon entering the clinic, which was guarded by security, and that law enforcement officials were concerned about the possibility explosives being involved.