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Gunman shoots 3 at Cheyenne apartment complex before killing self | KRVN Radio

Gunman shoots 3 at Cheyenne apartment complex before killing self

Gunman shoots 3 at Cheyenne apartment complex before killing self
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A gunman shot three people – killing one – at a senior citizen apartment complex in Cheyenne on Wednesday morning before killing himself as officers closed in on him, police said.

One of the three people shot by the gunman is dead, said Dan Long, spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department. There’s no immediate word on the condition of the other two victims.

One of the victims was shot inside the complex, on Cheyenne’s northeast side, and the other two were shot outside, Long said. It’s not known yet whether the three unidentified shooting victims lived at the complex.

Long identified the deceased gunman as Larry Rosenberg, 77, a resident of the apartment complex. The shootings happened shortly after 11 a.m.

Rosenberg fled the scene after the shooting, but he killed himself as officers approached him at a location nearby, Long said. It wasn’t clear yet whether he fled on foot or by vehicle, Long said.

Police have not released information about what sort of weapons were used in the shootings. Rosenberg was found with a handgun and a rifle, Long said.

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The Latest: Acquaintance says elderly shooter was distant

A woman who knew him says the 77-year-old man who shot three people Wednesday at a senior citizen apartment complex had grown distant recently.

Margaret Rosso, whose mother lives at the Heritage Court Apartments in Cheyenne, says Larry Rosenberg was growing frustrated with life at the complex, Rosso said: “He started getting more and more distant, complaining about the facility and about people and just kind of pulling away, isolating himself more and more.”

Attempts to reach Rosenberg’s family weren’t successful.

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Authorities have identified the man who shot three people – killing one – at a senior citizen apartment complex in Cheyenne on Wednesday morning before killing himself.

Dan Long, spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department, identifies the deceased gunman as Larry Rosenberg, 77, a resident of the apartment complex. The shootings happened shortly after 11 a.m.

Rosenberg fled the scene after the shooting, but he killed himself as officers approached him at a location nearby, Long said. It wasn’t clear yet whether he fled on foot or by vehicle, Long said.

Police have not released information about what sort of weapons were used in the shootings. Rosenberg was found with a handgun and a rifle, Long said.

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