At a press conference on Monday, Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Chief Adrian Vasquez released the names of the five people fatally shot at an LGBTQ nightclub on Saturday night.
ADRIAN VASQUEZ: Today, I just want to talk a little bit about some of the victims in this incident. You know, too often, society loses track of the victims of these sad and tragic events in all the talk about the suspect. We strive to give the victims the dignity and respect that they deserve as well as shine the light of public attention on the victims. Therefore, we are identifying them now.
Please know that while all of the victims' families have been notified, they are suffering a horrific loss. So I ask everyone who is listening to keep them in your thoughts and show them the care and heartfelt compassion that they deserve. None of the families want to do media interviews at this time. And I ask everyone to respect their request. We respect all of our community members, including our LGBTQ community. Therefore, we will be identifying the victims by how they identified themselves and how their families have loved and identified them.
The first person I'll identify is Kelly Loving. Kelly's pronouns are she/her. Daniel Aston, Daniel's pronouns are he/him. Derrick Rump, Derrick pronouns-- Derrick's pronouns are he, him. Ashley Paugh, and that's P-A-U-G-H, Ashley's pronouns are she/her. Raymond Greene Vance, Raymond's pronouns are he/him.