A security guard at the club was among those stabbed, the television station reported, and he then shot and killed the suspect, who has not yet been identified.
Glendale, Colorado is located about five miles from Denver. The conditions of the four stabbing victims are not yet clear. Their identities have also not been released. Police have not specified a motive in the late night stabbings, which occurred on the evening of July 17, 2020. The stabbings occurred around 10 p.m.
Glendale Police just gave an update: 4 people were stabbed at Shotgun Willies, including a security guard. Police say that guard then shot and killed the suspect. The stabbing victims all taken to hospital, conditions unknown.
— Jennifer Meckles (@jennifermeckles) July 18, 2020
Reports say the stabbings occurred inside the club.
— Gregory Nieto (@greg_nieto) July 18, 2020
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Shotgun Willie’s Advertises Itself as a ‘Woman-Owned Club Made for Real Men’
According to its website, Shotgun Willies is a “Woman-Owned Club Made for Real Men.”
“Debbie Matthews opened Shotgun Willie’s in 1982, and over the last thirty years, we’ve risen to become one of the top gentlemen’s clubs in the country,” the website for the club proclaims.
“But in all that time, we’ve never tried to be anything other than what we are: 200 of the country’s most-beautiful entertainers surrounded by 10,000 square feet of well-appointed space where a guy can be a guy. We don’t expect you to be anything other than what you are – A real person who deserves to have a great time in a place custom-built to make sure that happens right.”
A woman wrote of the stabbings on Twitter, “i think my mom just watched someone die.” She added, “i’ve heard that some people think it was a shooting but i barely got anything out of my mom. i only know that several people seemed to be severely injured, including one that could be mortally wounded.”