A gun-toting assailant opened fire Saturday in Colorado, shooting three people to death before officers returned fire and killed the shooter, authorities said.
Around 8:45 am (1445 GMT), the Colorado Springs Police Department had a report of shots fired in downtown Colorado Springs, said El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jackie Kirby.
"When the suspect fired multiple shots at the officers, CSPD officers returned fire," she said.
"We can confirm there are three victims who are deceased. And in addition to these three victims, the suspect is also deceased."
"We do not believe there is any further threat to the community," Kirby added, declining to state the shooter's gender.
None of the police officers was injured, the spokeswoman said. The incident is under investigation.