The Denver Post
THREE DIE, ONE HURT IN SHOOTING NEAR CSU CAMPUS
An investigation is underway into a shooting early Thursday morning at an apartment building northwest of the CSU campus that killed three people and injured one.
Three people, including a female Colorado State University student, were killed and one person was injured when a suspect fired numerous gunshots near an apartment building northwest of campus early Thursday.
The suspect is believed to be among the dead, Fort Collins police Sgt. Dean Cunningham said. The identity of the suspect had not been released as of Thursday evening.
“Preliminary information indicates that the suspect was known to at least one of the victims,” Fort Collins police spokesman Sgt. Matt Johnson said.
Authorities have notified the CSU student’s family of her death.
On Thursday night, CSU president Tony Frank — in an email to students, faculty and staff — identified the slain student as Savannah McNealy.
McNealy was an art major who would have graduated in December.
“I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Savannah personally,” Frank wrote, “but I have talked this afternoon with others who did, … and she sounds like an exceptional, bright, energetic, confident and creative young woman. She was clearly loved as a friend and daughter.”
A vigil for McNealy is set for 4 p.m. Friday near the Ram Walk. McNealy was instrumental in coming up with the idea and design for the Ram Walk.
“Our thoughts go out, as well, to the other victims of last night’s shooting, whose names have not yet been made public,” Frank wrote. “This tragedy, occurring so near our campus, brings into sharp focus the value of life everywhere.”
The other people involved in the incident are not affiliated with CSU. The identity of those killed will be released by the Larimer County coroner’s office.
Johnson said the motive and circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.
“There is no ongoing threat related to this incident,” Johnson said in a video news release provided Thursday morning. “We’re right in the middle of a very active investigation.”
Investigators remained on the scene into the night Thursday. They did not release any information on a motive in the case.
Fort Collins police have accounted for everyone involved in the incident, which happened just before 2 a.m. at 720 City Park Ave.