Something to keep an eye on:
The shooting was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Mountain time. Police sealed off the church but it was not clear whether any parishioners were still inside.UPDATE: The gunman shot 5, killed one, before he was shot to death by church security:
The shooting in Colorado Springs came some 12 hours after two people were shot to death at a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries in Arvada, a Denver suburb.
Update: How Michelle Malkin sees it:
Five people were shot including one who was killed at New Life Church in Colorado Springs about 1:10 p.m. today by a man dressed in black.
The gunman, whose identity has not been released, was shot to death by a security guard, police say. Four victims were transported to hospitals including some with life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Police found various devices on the church grounds, authorities say.
Colorado Springs police Lt. Fletcher Howard said a suspect had been detained in the shootings at the New Life Church.
Three people were taken to Penrose Community Hospital in Colorado Springs, where they were listed in critical, fair and good condition, said hospital spokeswoman Amy Sufak.
The shooting was reported shortly after 1 p.m. The church's 11 a.m. service had recently ended, and hundreds of people were milling about when the gunman opened fire.
Police sealed off the church and were searching the three main buildings of the New Life complex, said Sgt. Mark Stevens, Colorado Springs police spokesman.
Mario Garcia was waiting outside the church property in his Chevrolet Suburban for his three children, ages 14 to 18, who were in the basement with 50 other people for two hours, he said.
His children had attended a meeting that started at 10:30 a.m., and were walking out of the service at about 1 p.m. when they saw a man throwing "some sort of bomb," Garcia said.
"It is a very sad day today," Garcia said. "We like to believe churches are one of the safest places but times are changing. It's surreal to be sitting here waiting for my kids to be released."
The complex was ringed by police cars, fire trucks and ambulances.
The man was described as skinny, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and dressed in black, Stevens said.
Amid the horror, a glimmer of good news: The culture of self-defense may have saved untold lives.Agreed.