LOS ANGELES: Several people were wounded Friday when an attacker opened fire at a Planned Parenthood family planning center in the US state of Colorado, police said.
US media reported that up to three police officers were hurt in the incident.
News footage from the scene showed a sheriff’s department SWAT team with an armored vehicle arriving at what an officer told AFP was an ongoing situation.
“A police operation is still under way,” a police source in Colorado Springs said, adding that “multiple” people had been shot from outside the building.
“The area is NOT secure,” Colorado Springs police said in a tweet.
Abortion is one of the services provided for women by Planned Parenthood and the association has become an lightning rod for criticism by social conservatives.