Terrified barman ‘thought he’d die’ in gay nightclub shooting that killed five

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    A bartender working at the gay nightclub in Colorado where five people were tragically killed and 18 others injured has spoke of the terror he felt as the evil gunman opened fire.

    Cops raced to the scene after reports of an active shooter and have since confirmed that a suspect, named as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, is in custody in hospital being treated for injuries.

    Michael Anderson was serving drinks at the “adult-orientated gay and lesbian” Club Q during the killer’s rampage at just before midnight on Saturday, November 19.

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    The brave 25-year-old told The Mirror: "I was bartending and then I suddenly heard a loud shooting noise. I looked up and then those noises began to fire off multiple times repeatedly.

    "I saw a person with a gun, and I immediately ducked behind the bar and glass was flying around me."

    The horrific attack was brought to an end by heroic customers inside the club, according to Club Q’s Facebook page.

    Tragically, the devastating news comes on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is marked every year on November 20 to pay tribute to anyone murdered as a result of transphobia.

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    Michael continued: "I was afraid I was going to die. I was preparing to get shot, when the shots then stopped.

    "After a minute or two, I wasn’t sure if it was over or not, so I got up and decided to make a run for it.”

    Police officers praised two unnamed clubbers who intervened in the sick attack and potentially saved the lives of others.

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    Cops are currently working to identify all the victims so they can inform family members and next of kin.

    "When I went inside I saw that two people had seemingly detained someone on the ground and were kicking them and yelling at them,” Michael added.

    "I ran behind the bar and grabbed my things and ran to my car. The cops arrived in mass numbers by this time.

    "I told them I believed the shooter was down on the dance floor and the shots had stopped."

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