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Aug 11, 2013 11:50 PM by Tony Spehar -

Police name suspect in fatal double shooting as family and friends mourn victims

An arrest warrant for Gary Glen Vigil, 22, for first-degree murder was issued on Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of two people late Saturday night as family and friends of the victims began the grieve.

Colorado Springs Police were called to the Tower Plaza Shopping Center at the intersection of Circle Drive and Platte Avenue around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. They found an adult man and woman dead from gunshot wounds in an alley between the shopping center building and a tire shop.

On Sunday afternoon Alice Ludi set-up a memorial for the victims in the alley which included stuffed animals, religious candles and flowers. Ludi told News 5 that the male victim was Daniel Colangelo, 22. Colangelo's mother is engaged to marry Ludi's brother and she said she's known Colangelo his whole life. She was among the dozens of family members and friends who rushed to the scene of the shooting late Saturday night.

"His mother's really having a hard time and so is his brother, his brother and sister and the whole family," Ludi explained. "Of course the mom wanted to see her son and they don't let you do that so it was really hard trying to keep her calm."

According to Ludi, the woman who was killed alongside Colangelo was his pregnant girlfriend who friends identified online as Camille Root. She says Colangelo was an aspiring rapper known as Youngsta UnWanted West.

"He's a good kid, he's a very friendly kid and he's good to everybody," she described. "He's got a lot of fans and a lot of people adore him."

Police didn't release many details on the investigation on Sunday, but did name Gary Vigil as a suspect calling him armed and dangerous. An employee at the shopping center who was working on Saturday night said he heard around five shots and looked out a window to see a suspect calmly walking away from the scene.

Vigil is described as 5-foot-6 and weighing around 180-pounds with tattoos on his chest, neck and arms. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about Vigil's whereabouts or the shooting is asked to call police at 719-444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP(7867).


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