Colorado State University student Savannah McNealy was wrapping up a night of birthday celebrations when she and others were gunned down outside a Fort Collins, Colorado, condominium complex Thursday.
Early Thursday, October 19 there was a shooting about a mile from Colorado State University campus.
Fort Collins police identified the suspected gunman as Michael A. Zamora, 30. City police Chief Terry Jones told The Denver Post the victims were ambushed after they were dropped off at the complex by a ride-share service. The Coloradan newspaper reported that the suspect was believed to be among the dead.
School staff tell our sister-station, CBS 4 in Denver, that McNealy was out celebrating her birthday with Kemp, Zamora, and other friends before her death.
According to the Coloradoan, "Brooke Ehlers lives in a nearby apartment and said she was up late studying when she heard multiple gunshots and the sound of a woman screaming just before 2 a.m".
Savannah McNealy, a 22-year-old senior arts major at CSU, was killed.
Air Force officials identified Zamora as a staff sergeant assigned to the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. A third person, a woman, was also shot during the shooting, she survived. She would have graduated in December. He had been an active military member for nearly nine years, served one deployment and had been at the Wyoming base for just over a year. Zamora killed McNealy and Kemp before taking his own life. Her identity has not been released.
Police recovered two rifles and a handgun registered to Zamora at the scene.
Colorado State was holding a campus vigil for McNealy Friday evening.
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".