June 20, 2021

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Victims identified after massacre at Colorado Springs birthday party – KRDO

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — A family member has identified the six people shot to death at a birthday party this past weekend in Colorado Springs.

According to a family member’s report, the victims were all part of the same extended family. The shooting happened early Sunday morning in a mobile home park in the city’s southeast side.

The victims were identified as:
Melvin Perez
Mayra Perez
Joana Cruz
Jose Gutierrez
Sandra Ibarra
Jose Ibarra

City officials told CNN that it could take several days to conduct autopsies and make forensic identifications for the victims. Colorado Springs police didn’t release any new information on Monday.

Colorado Springs Police say the suspected shooter in the incident appeared to have shot himself and died. The suspect was Sandra’s boyfriend, according to a family member who identified the suspect’s name as “Junior.”

According to Sandra Ibarra’s Facebook page, she was listed in a relationship with a “Junior” Macias.

A fundraiser to help pay for funeral expenses for the victims has been set up on Facebook.

TESSA, a Colorado Springs non-profit that works with victims of domestic violence, issued the following statement in response to the shooting.

“With heavy hearts, we struggle to make sense of the shocking violence, and devastating loss that ripped through our community on Sunday morning. While we face the harsh realities of domestic violence on a daily basis, no amount of exposure ever lessens the sheer weight of grief following such senseless tragedy. Our hearts are with those who mourn lost loved ones, and as always, we stand in solidarity with this community as we seek healing. While no amount of progress will ever undo the injuries sustained following this loss, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of a community free of violence where all people can thrive, and we will continue to support recovery in any way we can. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or abuse, confidential advocates staff our Safe Line 24/7, and can always be reached at 719-633-3819.”

Anne Markley, CEO, TESSA

We’re working on getting more information about the shooting.

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