Club Q in Colorado Springs plans to reopen in the fall following mass shooting

Club Q in Colorado Springs provided an update on when they plan to reopen.
Published: Feb. 13, 2023 at 4:53 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2023 at 5:06 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The owner of Club Q in Colorado Springs announced they plan to reopen in fall following a mass shooting that claimed the lives of five people.

“We intend to use enhanced security measures, such as new screening technology and a hardened space,” part of a news release from Club Q reads. “We are working diligently with local, state and federal agencies on these enhanced security measures and hope it can become a model for countless queer spaces across the country.”

The owner announced they partnered with HB&A, a woman-owned architecture and planning firm to “achieve our goals of a tribute to the victims and rebuilding the club with enhanced security measures.”

The Nov. 19 attack was carried out at the club near North Academy and North Carefree Circle just before midnight. Two people, Rich Fierro and Thomas James, were credited by authorities with stopping the shooter. The suspect survived and is facing more than 300 criminal charges.

The people who lost their lives that night include:

Daniel Aston

Derrick Rump

Kelly Loving

Ashley Paugh

Raymond Green

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The news release adds that two victims of the shooting will be brought on as staff members on an administrative basis. The Club was owned by two people when the shooting was carried out. On Monday, the news release was only from Matthew Haynes. Club Q management plans to start distributing some funds to former employees and third-party entertainer contractors starting this Friday tied to fundraising efforts.

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Posted by Club Q Colorado Springs on Monday, February 13, 2023