Colorado Planned Parenthood reopens 5 months after deadly shooting

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountain was officially reopened on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Three people were gunned down at the health center on Friday, November 27, 2015, the day after Thanksgiving. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic has reopened five months after an attack by a gunman left three people dead and nine more injured.

The Colorado Springs Gazette newspaper reports that workers at the clinic have repaired damage from the Nov. 27 shootings and celebrated a full reopening Sunday. The emotional event was attended by employees, state officials and peaceful protesters.

Robert Lewis Dear Jr. has admitted to opening fire at the clinic and psychologists have testified that Dear has a delusional disorder. A judge has not yet made a decision about whether he is competent to stand trial.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains President and CEO Vicki Cowart says security has been upgraded but wouldn’t go into detail about the changes.

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