The gunman, clad all in black, attacked members of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, killing one person and wounding four. He was killed by "a courageous security staff member," Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers said.
One of the four people who were wounded died late Sunday. Chief Myers said authorities from the two communities were cooperating in their investigations. Witnesses say the black-clad gunman matched the description issued by Arvada police after the slayings in their town. Brady Boyd, the senior pastor at New Life Church, said leaders of the nondenominational, evangelical congregation of more than 10,000 had beefed up security after the Arvada attacks. "Many lives were saved because of the quick action of some committed volunteers at our church," Boyd said. He said about 7,000 people were at the church. I know, I know, this is not the end of the world, but I sure do wish it were the end of guns in the hands of nuts.