Police name two civilians killed in Colorado shooting

Police name two civilians killed in Colorado shooting
Ambulances wait on a road leading to a Planned Parenthood center after reports of an active shooter in Colorado Springs on November 27, 2015.
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WASHINGTON - Police named on Sunday the two civilians killed in a Colorado shooting at a family planning clinic that also left a police officer dead.

They were named as Jennifer Markovsky, 35, and Ke'Arre Marcell Stewart, who was 29.

Colorado Springs Police gave no more details about the two victims of Friday's assault.

The third victim was previously identified as Garrett Swasey, 44, a campus officer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who had raced to the scene of the shooting. 

The suspected shooter, Robert Lewis Dear, 57, entered the Planned Parenthood clinic with a high-powered rifle and fired on police and civilians.

The clinic said he may have been motivated by opposition to abortion, a highly emotive and divisive issue in America.

Planned Parenthood performs abortions, among other services.

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