On a Saturday night at Club Q, Colorado, an LGBTQ+ nightclub, a 22 year old came in with a gun killing five people and injuring at least 19 others.
Richard Fierro and Thomas James, A father and a drag performer managed to subdue the gunman.
Police identified the victims as Daniel Aston, Derrick Rump, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh and Raymond Vance. Aston and Rump were both bartenders at the Club.
The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, is in police custody in hospital.
The Colorado Healing Fund (CHF), established to help communities rebuild after mass tragedies, is collecting donations for the families of the deceased, the survivors, and the LGBTQ+ community.
One of the members of Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats club was involved and some of his friends are fighting for their lives at the hospital right now! He is auctioning his deathbat NFT and donating the profits. ( If you dont know what deathbats club and deathbats NFTs are go here.)
I'm at a loss for words and not ready to speak yet, but there are survivors fighting for their life in the hospital. Many of them friends of mine. I'm auctioning my clean Rev @DeathbatsClub NFT and donating 100% of the profits to the cause.https://t.co/00MSdmz3dH— Sabbath6661 (@Sabbath_6661) November 22, 2022
The band is supporting him by collecting donations till December 4th 12am PT. The largest donor will be given Zacky Vengeance’s ‘BATsquiat’ 1/1 which comes with a yearly gift box featuring rare memorabilia, autographed collectibles, stage used items, and relics from the vault curated by ZV. All the donations will go to “The Club Q Shooting Response” by The Colorado Healing Fund
For more info check their post.
You can also donate directly to the colorado healing fund here.
We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the people that were affected and to the families of the deceased.