OLD TOWN — Richard Fierro, the Army veteran who tackled and stopped the shooter who killed five people in a Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ club last year, will visit Chicago next month to speak out about the tragedy.
The conversation with Richard Fierro and his wife, Jessica Fierro, who were at Club Q with their family when the mass shooting occurred, will be 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
The couple will discuss how the shooting unfolded and the role unity between different communities has played in their healing process, organizers said. Tickets cost $25 and are available here.
The Fierros were at Club Q celebrating a birthday Nov. 19, 2022, when someone armed with an AR-15-style rifle opened fire inside the club.
Richard Fierro, who served in the military for 15 years, was among two patrons who tackled and subdued the gunman until authorities arrived, according to media reports.
The boyfriend of the Fierros’ daughter was among those killed in the attack, according to a New York Times story.
Next month’s event — a collaboration between OUT at CHM and the Chicago Brewseum — will be the first time the couple discusses the shooting in a live, open forum, according to the Chicago History Museum.
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