Colorado Shooting Victim Was Celebrating Her Birthday

Colorado State student, two others killed in shooting

Zamora did not go with the other three when they used a Lyft auto around 2 a.m.to get back to an apartment building a quarter-mile west of the Colorado State campus.

One of the shooting victims, Michael Zamora, is a suspect.

At the end of the night, the group left without Zamora and went back to an apartment.

Dierker hails from Highlands Ranch and attended Highlands Ranch High School.

McNealy was majoring in arts and would have graduated in December.

"Megan is in our thoughts in the aftermath of this awful tragedy".

Megan "just underwent her third surgery, and we are hopeful that she will recover", Chris Dierker said. "We have reached out to Megan's family and have campus support services available to those who may be impacted during this time", said Chancellor Philip DiStefano.

The survivor in last week's shooting near Colorado State University was identified Sunday as University of Colorado student Megan Dierker.

Police said Michael A. Zamora shot and killed both McNealy and their friend, Tritian Kemp, then killed himself. She had been shot multiple times, and her death has been ruled a homicide. Investigators have not said what led up to the gunfire at an apartment complex early Thursday morning.

A handgun and two rifles belonging to Zemora were recovered from the crime scene.

A fourth female was injured in the shooting and was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment.

Police have not commented on a possible motive for the shooting.

Zamora was off-duty when the shooting happened, the base statement said.

He said the two came to Fort Collins so Zamora could visit McNealy, who was his girlfriend. I will miss you more with every second that passes. He proudly served the United States and the people.

Police say the suspect was known to at least one of the victims.

A resident in the area, Brooke Ehlers, told The Coloradoan she was up late studying when she heard the gunshots and what sounded like a woman screaming.

A vigil in McNealy's honor was scheduled Friday afternoon near the Ram Walk on Meridian Drive.

The CSU student killed in the incident has been identified as Savannah McNealy. They said the bright colors represented her bright personality.

Savannah was regarded as being lovely, vibrant, caring and generous. She also was a designer for CSU Life, a monthly campus publication.

The family had just gathered on Wednesday to celebrate Savannah's 22nd birthday.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Monday.

Savannah McNealy, October of 2016.

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