Shortly before 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, police in Colorado Springs, Colorado, gunned down a heavily armed man who they claim went on a shooting spree that left three people dead.
Authorities have yet to release the shooter’s name or the names of his three victims, but they confirm he died after exchanging several shots with Colorado Springs officers.
A statement from the city’s police department claims Saturday’s crime scene extends over 10 city blocks. The officers who killed the shooter have been placed on routine administrative leave as county investigators piece together what happened, the statement adds.
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Jacqueline Kirby, the spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, tells PEOPLE that the names of the four people involved in Saturday’s seemingly random violence will be released later on today.
“We were waiting for autopsies to be completed and want to make sure all next of kin have been notified,” Kirby explains, adding the shooter’s motives remain unknown at this time.
Kirby would not confirm media reports that the three victims were two women and a male bicyclist.