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Four Killed In Tragic Colorado Shooting

Early Saturday morning, police were called to respond to shots being fired at North Prospect Street in Downtown Colorado Springs--which, was voted "America's best place to live."

Four people are dead, including the suspect. In addition, police found the suspect to be heavily armed. He opened fire on a busy street, shooting two women and a bicyclist. Witnesses say the suspect started a fire near the second floor of a home.

A witness, Matt Abshire, said, "I looked out my kitchen window and I saw a man in a green jacket firing an AR-15...waited a few seconds, went out my house, looked to my left and saw a man down the street, probably 50 feet. I started calling him and I called the cops."

He tried to follow the suspect, before police arrived, stating "Still following him, he's heading left on Platte towards Palmer High School... probably a hundred yards past El Paso Street, he stops, turns to his left, fires four shots, shoots two ladies, one in the jaw, one in chest if I'm not mistaken."

Abshire tried to help one of the victims, but they were already dead. Another witness, Ross Trottier, said, "The cop pulled up and said drop your gun and as soon as I heard that I got on my stomach in the median and they started shooting at each other and the bullets went over me."

El Paso County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby says there are at least three crime scenes.

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