Published: Tue, October 24, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

CSU student was celebrating 22nd birthday before shooting

CSU student was celebrating 22nd birthday before shooting

Colorado State held a campus vigil for McNealy Friday evening.

The shooting ended in the death of a CSU student and two other people, including the shooter. Friends told CBS Denver that Dierker had traveled from Boulder, where she attends the University of Colorado, to Fort Collins to celebrate Savannah McNealy's birthday on Wednesday.

According to Pacific Daily News files, Kemp is a graduate of George Washington High School, named as an all-island football player in 2008. Her family shared photos of her with McNealy.

"Lastly, I want to thank you on the behalf of the entire family for the outpouring of love and support shown to Megan during this hard time", Dierker said, before ending the video asking for privacy as the girl recovers from her injuries. The Larimer County Coroner identified the shooter as Michael A. Zamora, 30.

At CU, DiStefano urged students and staff members affected by the incident to take advantage of campus support services.

"Megan is in our thoughts in the aftermath of this awful tragedy". He died from a single gunshot to the head.

Detectives found the four had been socializing at a larger gathering earlier in the night, apparently celebrating McNealy's birthday.

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

A fourth female was injured in the shooting and was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment. Her identity has not been released.

A motive for the 2 a.m. shooting in Fort Collins wasn't known.

Police said the trio was met with gunfire, coming from Zamora. The Associated Press reported that McNealy and Zamora had been in a romantic relationship. Kemp also served in the Air Force, the Coloradoan reports.

Neither Kemp nor the wounded woman was a Colorado State student.

Residents say they can't believe anything like this could happen.

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

"At the right time, she would like to thank you in person", he said.

Dierker was a close friend of Savannah McNealy. "They had dinner with her, left her at 10 o'clock and were able to give her a hug and tell her they loved her". Donations to the Young Life organization can be made in Savannah McNealy's name here.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Monday.

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