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Victims and 'heroes' of US LGBT club shooting identified

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Mourners have gathered on Monday to commemorate those killed in a horrific attack at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, Colorado, as more information on the victims and alleged perpetrator -- as well as the 'heroes' who helped stop the bloodshed -- emerges.Colorado Springs's Club Q had been something of a haven for the city's queer community for over two decades.

But on Saturday night, the safety it had unremittingly provided its attendees was brutally violated after a gunman - suspected as being 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich - entered the premises and opened fire, claiming five lives and injuring up to 19 others.

A particular motive, or lack thereof, remains to be officially established, although some are already describing it as a homophobic hate crime.The identities of the shooter's victims have been identified.

They are: Kelly Loving, 40, a trans woman who was visiting Colorado Springs for the weekend; Daniel Aston, 28, a bartender at Club Q who was lovingly labelled the "master of silly business" for his entertaining performances; Derrick Rump, 38, another bartender who was described by clubgoers as the nightclub's 'staple' and life; Raymond Green Vance, 22, Colorado Springs resident who had just landed his first proper job and was visiting the bar with his girlfriend; and Ashley Paugh, 35, a wife and mother of five who was in town to watch a stand-up comedian.More information has also emerged on two men who helped thwart the gunman and reduce the impact of the shooting, who have been widely hailed as 'heroes'.

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