Latest: 12 Injured In Planned Parenthood Shooting
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police are releasing a few new details about the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
Police say all nine people, including five police officers, who were taken to hospitals on Friday were shot but there were also three officers who were injured in other ways. All are in good condition and expected to recover.
There were 24 other people who were evacuated unharmed from the clinic. In addition, police say 300 people sheltered in place at a nearby shopping center, including a grocery store, over several hours as police responded to the shooting.
The shooting is being investigated by state and local authorities as well as the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Slain officer honored
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Fellow University of Colorado-Colorado Springs officers are remembering their fallen comrade.
Six police officers and a dispatcher choked back tears today as they stood for a moment of silence for slain officer Garrett Swasey. Swasey was among the three killed Friday in a shooting attack at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic.
The 44-year-old officer was the first of three victims to be identified in the shootings. A longer vigil for Swasey is planned this evening.
The other two victims have not been identified.
The regional head of Planned Parenthood says none of the clinic's 15 employees at the clinic Friday were hurt. Vicki Cowart says the group is tracking down patients who might have been headed to the clinic Friday afternoon, but hasn't discovered who the victims were.
The South Carolina neighbors of the man suspected in the attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic say he hid food in the woods and liked to skinny dip.
John Hood says when he moved to the small town of Walterboro about 50 miles west of Charleston, Robert Lewis Dear was living in a doublewide mobile home next door.
Hood says Dear made money by selling prints of his uncle Bill Stroud's paintings of Southern plantations and the Masters golf tournament.
Hood also says Dear rarely talked to them, and when he did, he offered unsolicited advice, including recommending that Hood put a metal roof on his home so the U.S. government couldn't spy on him.
Authorities say they're not ready to discuss a possible motive in Friday's shooting.