Colorado State University Student Killed In A Shooting Near Campus

An image from the scene shows bullet holes in a back windshield

An image from the scene shows bullet holes in a back windshield

Three people, including a Colorado State University student, were killed and one person was wounded Thursday in a pre-dawn shooting outside an apartment complex about a mile west of the campus, police said.

Police sent out a series of tweets around 3 a.m. telling people "Stay inside, keep doors locked" and that they were searching for a 20-year-old man with sandy blonde hair wearing a green hoodie, according to The Denver Post. The Coloradan newspaper reported that the suspect was believed to be among the dead.

A motive for the shooting wasn't known. The shooting started just after they got home.

A public information officer with Francis E. Warren Air Force Base did not identify the airman or his involvement in the shooting.

Investigators say that suspect Staff Sgt. Michael Zamora was out partying with the two people he murdered in Colorado hours before the attack.

A Colorado State University student was out celebrating her 22nd birthday in the hours before being fatally shot by her boyfriend, an Air Force staff sergeant stationed in Wyoming.

Zamora was off-duty when the shooting happened, the base statement said. When he got out of the Air Force, he continued to serve as a civilian.

Frank wrote, "Savannah majored in Art and would have graduated this December". She worked for the university's student media group and interned on the Creative Services Team. Zamora killed McNealy and Kemp before taking his own life.

Another female victim is hospitalized with gunshot wounds and is expected to survive.

Police recovered two rifles and a handgun registered to Zamora at the scene.

He also mentioned that there will be a vigil for McNealy on Friday at 4 PM near the Ram Walk.

The university sent out an e-mail to students and staff regarding the shooting in Fort Collins, stating that, "We are deeply saddened by this awful loss to our campus community and will share more information as we have it". As we head into the coming weekend, please take care of yourselves and one another.

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