COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – About 200 people attended a candlelight vigil outside a Colorado Springs mobile home park where six people celebrating family birthdays were shot and killed before the gunman took his own life. The Gazette reports that family and friends of those slain and members of the larger community paid their respects late Thursday to the victims, all extended family members.
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Mourners held candles, crosses and each other as they honored those slain. Police have said the gunman was upset after not being invited to the gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family and that the shooting early Sunday was an act of domestic violence.READ MORE: Flat Tire Causes Blue Angel To Make Emergency Landing At Great Colorado Air Show
The victims have been identified as:
- Joana Cruz, 52
- Jose Gutierrez, 21
- Jose Ibarra, 26
- Sandra Ibarra-Perez, 28
- Mayra Ibarra de Perez, 33
- Melvin Perez, 30
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