A 22-year-old suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, left five people dead and at least 25 injured on Saturday night. Officers credit the two "heroic" customers with confronting and fighting the gunman. Mayor John Sader told NPR's Michelle Martin that one of the patrons "took gun and gunned him down to incapacitate him." At around 11:57 pm, the police received a call. local time to report a shooting at Club Q, said Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Lt. Pamela Castro. The suspect is believed to have immediately opened fire on people upon entering the nightclub. Within minutes customers encountered him. "We owe them a huge debt," Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said at a news conference. A witness tells member station CPR News that a victim ran to a nearby 7-Eleven and collapsed. Anderson Lee Aldrich was taken into custody shortly after police arrived on the scene and is receiving treatment at a local hospital. Authorities said at least two firearms were found at the scene, including a long rifle that appeared to be used by the shooter. Police are still determining whether the attack is a hate crime, and local district attorney Michael Allen said it will be investigated "from that perspective." Sadr also said it was too early to call the shooting a hate crime, which is also called a crime motivated by bias in Colorado. The FBI is also on the scene to assist with the investigation. The motive of the suspect is not yet known. Leaders of community and national politics respond In a statement on Facebook, Club Q wrote that it was "devastated by the senseless attack on our community." "Our prayers and condolences are with all the victims and their families and friends. "We appreciate the quick responses of the brave customers who subdued the gunman and brought an end to this despicable attack." Colorado Governor Jared Polis, the first openly gay elected governor in US history, called the attack "horrible, disgusting and devastating". "My heart breaks for the families and friends of those killed, wounded and injured in this horrific shooting," police said in a statement. "Colorado Stands With Our LGBTQ Community And All Those Affected By This Tragedy As We Mourn Together." The shooting took place a day earlier to remember trans people killed in anti-transgender violence. The shooting took place on the eve of Transgender Remembrance Day, an annual celebration on November 20 to commemorate transgender people who have lost their lives in anti-transgender violence. ("Colorado Stands With Our LGBTQ Community And All Those Affected By This Tragedy As We Mourn Together.") President Biden issued a statement to mark the day and called on Congress to pass the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. "Sadly, as last night's attack in Colorado Springs reminds us, too many LGBTQI+ people in the United States and around the world are facing subliminal attacks," he said. ("Colorado Stands With Our LGBTQ Community And All Those Affected By This Tragedy As We Mourn Together.") The attack is the latest in a long string of shootings targeting the LGBTQ community. In 2016, a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring dozens. It is considered one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. ("Colorado Stands With Our LGBTQ Community And All Those Affected By This Tragedy As We Mourn Together.") Colorado itself has seen several mass shootings in recent years. In 2021, a shooter killed 10 people at a grocery store in Boulder. In 2012, another fire broke out inside an overcrowded movie theater in Aurora, killing 12 people. In 1999, two gunmen killed 13 people at Columbine High School.