Fort Collins Shooting Leaves Three Dead Near Colorado State University

Fort Collins Shooting Leaves Three Dead Near Colorado State University

Fort Collins Shooting Leaves Three Dead Near Colorado State University

Friends told CBS4's Dillon Thomas the surviving victim is a University of Colorado student who was visiting one of her best friends when she was shot. With them were Air Force veterans Tristian Kemp and Michael Zamora.

Another person near the scene, Austin Pickett, who lives in the complex, told the station,"We just kept hearing these manic screams, at which point we made a decision to call 911". One of the people who died is believed to be the suspect.

ABC Denver reports that the shooting took place at the Sunstone Apartments, northwest of the Colorado State University campus.

Michael Zamora, 30, is the shooting suspect. "The driver dropped them off and drove away before the shooting started".

Hours before the deadly shooting, McNealy was celebrating her birthday according to The Coloradoan.

Police say a "love triangle" is a possible motive for the shooting early Thursday morning which left a CSU student and an unidentified man dead.

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It was supposed to be a night out celebrating McNealy but the 22-year-old's life was cut short less than two hours after her birthday. A spokesman at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne has confirmed that Zamora is a staff sergeant assigned to the base. He had served in the Air Force for more than 8 years. McNealy was set to graduate in December. It was there that police believe Zamora showed up and killed McNealy and Kemp before killing himself.

She worked at Rocky Mountain Student Media Corp., which operates The Rocky Mountain Collegian, an independent newspaper at CSU.

Police found two rifles and a handgun registered to Zamora at the scene, according to the Coloradoan.

Friends and colleagues have organized a vigil in her honor at 4 p.m. tomorrow near the Ram Walk on Meridian Drive between Hughes Way and Pitkin Street.

"This tragedy, occurring so near our campus, brings into sharp focus the value of life everywhere", university president Tony Frank said in an email to students and employees.

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