Who is Jerecho Loveall? Club Q mass shooting survivor who was shot in the leg recalls horrific attack
Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, was attacked by Anderson Lee Aldrich, who is now in custody after he shot dead 5 people and injured several others
COLORADO SPRING, COLORADO: Club Q, a gay nightclub, was attacked by a gunman, now identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, who left five people dead and several others wounded, in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 19. One survivor who survived the deadly attack recalled his horrific experience to CBS News. Jerecho Loveall, who was shot in the leg, told the outlet that he was peacefully sitting at the bar when Aldrich entered the club. He recalled, "Everyone was scared. He came in shooting a rapid-fire weapon. I'm not familiar with guns, so I can't tell you what kind of gun it was. But it was definitely a rapid-fire and it was definitely a rifle of some sort.”
“The people that got on top of them had people that were already injured and had already been shot. But the guy held him down and kept him down until the police arrived. I know there's pain there. And I know there should be pain there. But I, I feel the pain, I hurt, but I don't know if it's more mental or physical pain that I'm feeling at this moment,” he explained. Loveall who is reportedly visiting the club for more than 12 years dubbed Club Q as a "very relaxed, calm, family-oriented type of place," where you can "be yourself and not be judged."
Loveall was shot in his leg during the horrific and unprovoked mass shooting. He explained about his experience, "I was running around with adrenaline going through me, trying to find the people I was there with, trying to check on the people that I knew, the people that I hoped and prayed were safe. And then I went outside to try and help find everybody. I found my people and at that point is when we found out I had a wound on my leg that was bleeding. The paramedics wrapped my leg and I took myself to the hospital and that's when I found out I had a gunshot wound. Through and through."
Meanwhile, police have identified Anderson Lee Aldrich as the suspect who allegedly killed five people and wounded at least 25 people at the Colorado nightclub before being subdued by two of Club Q's patrons. Aldrich has been taken into custody and is currently being treated for his injuries. The shooting comes right before the Transgender Day of Remembrance or TDOR, which is observed annually on November 20 in memory of people murdered as a result of transphobia.