3 dead, including CSU student, in Fort Collins shooting

A vigil is planned for Friday at 4 p.m. at CSU for Savannah.

FORT COLLINS - A CSU student was killed in a shooting off-campus that left three dead and a fourth person injured.

Fort Collins Police said the fatal shooting happened in the early morning hours of Thursday, just west of Colorado State University's campus.

Savannah McNealy, 22, and a CSU senior, was identified by police as one of the victims. Police said her cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

Authorities got calls of "multiple shots fired" at 720 City Park Ave. around 2:00 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered four people suffering from gunshot wounds, a press release stated.

"There were four people involved in the incident," said Fort Collins Police Services spokesman Matt Johnson in a video statement. "The victims include parties who are both deceased and injured."

One of the victims is believed to be the suspect, police said. Police also said the suspect was known to at least one of the victims.

Johnson emphasized police do not believe there is any ongoing threat to community safety related to this incident, but did not provide further details.

While McNealy went to CSU, the other three involved are not affiliated with the school, police stated in a press release.

CSU President Dr. Tony Frank released a statement on Facebook just before 9 p.m. Thursday night eulogizing McNealy and decrying the violent event.

"Savannah majored in Art and would have graduated this December," his statement said. "A member of the student media staff and an intern on CSU's Creative Services Team, she was well-loved and respected by those who knew her."

There is a vigil planned in her honor at 4 p.m. on Friday near the Ram Walk on Meridian Drive between Hughes Way and Pitkin Street.

"Savannah was instrumental in coming up with the idea and design for the Ram Walk, the orange stripe that has already become such an important CSU tradition," Frank wrote.

Campus police posted their first alert at 2:35 a.m., which provided a description of a suspect and warned people nearby to stay inside.

Read more at the Fort Collins Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2yUy4HS

Anyone with information about this incident, who has not already spoken to police, should contact Detective Tessa Jakobsson at 970-221-6575 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.

Read CSU President Dr. Tony Frank's full statement embedded below:

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