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(RNN) – An active shooter is barricaded inside a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, CO, according to officials, and at least one officer has been shot.

Police are exchanging gunfire with the suspect, and there are several reports that a SWAT team is trying to enter the building. Several injuries are reported, and patients are being transported from the scene. Two of those are reportedly critical.

Brigitte Wolfe, a witness who works at a nearby restaurant, told CNN about 1,000 people were in the area of the shooting. It was around lunchtime, and there are multiple businesses surrounding the medical building where Planned Parenthood is located.

“They’re hiding right behind a barricade with their shields,” Wolfe said of responding police.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department tweeted the call out at 3480 Centennial Blvd. at 11:49 local time.

Police asked media to stay away, saying the area is not secure. Police shut down roads in the area, and are asking people to shelter in place.

 

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Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Picture Courtesy of KKTV-TV Colorado Springs, CO, CNN, and WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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