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'It was mass chaos': Man held in deadly Planned Parenthood shooting identified as Robert Lewis Dear

'It was mass chaos': Man held in deadly Planned Parenthood shooting identified as Robert Lewis Dear

Just before noon Friday in this city nestled along Colorado's Front Range, a shooter carried a long gun and several mysterious items into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire. When a suspect surrendered an hour after sunset, three people were dead, including a police officer, and nine others injured.

A phalanx of first responders arrived from the Colorado Springs Police Department and surrounding agencies, including the nearby police department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They fanned out through the area, screaming at motorists to pull over and take shelter, and ordering grocery shoppers at the King Soopers, just steps from the Planned...

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