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Dove Cameron, Wayne Brady Honor Victims of Colorado Springs Shooting at 2022 AMAs: “My Heart Is With You”

Numerous stars used their time onstage on the American Music Awards on Sunday to talk about the Saturday evening taking pictures at a homosexual nightclub in Colorado Springs, which left 5 folks useless and 25 others injured.

“Every award that I ever win will always first and foremost be dedicated to the queer community at large,” says Dove Cameron, whereas accepting the award for brand new artist of the yr. 

“I want to remind everyone how important queer visibility is, and how important our community is,” she added. “And I want to direct your attention to organizations like GLAAD and The Trevor Project for what you can do right now. I want to remind you that you are made absolutely right, and you are so loved and so held, and I want to thank you for supporting me. Thank you for holding the space. I’m holding it for you too.”

Later AMAs host Wayne Brady paid tribute to the victims and their households straight after honoring Migos rapper Takeoff, who was shot and killed in Houston earlier this month. “We have to stop this senseless and terrible gun violence,” Brady mentioned.

“Just yesterday, there was a mass shooting in Colorado Springs and our hearts go out to all of the victims’ families,” Brady went on to say. “Personally, I just want to say I love you all and my heart is with you, and God bless you.” 

Singer-songwriter Kim Petras additionally mourned the victims earlier than saying the nominees for favourite pop track, saying, “I can’t stop thinking about Colorado today. And gay clubs basically raised me, basically, and I can confidentially say, no one loves pop music more than gay clubs, so my heart goes out to you.” 

Of the 25 folks damage throughout the mass taking pictures, officers say a minimum of seven are in crucial situation. It is unclear what number of victims have been shot, as some have been damage making an attempt to go away the scene. 

During a news conference Sunday, investigators mentioned a minimum of two firearms, together with a “long rifle,” have been discovered at Club Q following the assault. The police are investigating to find out the motive and if it was a hate crime. Charges in opposition to the suspect “will likely include first-degree murder,” mentioned El Paso County District Attorney Michael Allen. 

Police Chief Adrian Vasquez says the gunman was additionally confronted by a minimum of two “heroic people” who fought and subdued the suspect earlier than officers arrived and arrested him. “We owe them a great debt of thanks,” Vasquez mentioned. 



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