COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs police have confirmed the identity of the teen who was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning.
Students at a vigil for Nate Czajkowski Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.
Sixteen-year-old Nate Czajkowski died from his injuries. His mother tells 11 News he was just a good kid who genuinely cared about everyone.
Two Colorado Springs high schools had extra security Monday following the pair of triple shootings over the weekend, one of which claimed Nate's life.
One of the shootings happened at a Halloween party attended by hundreds at a home on Soft Breeze Way. Our news partner The Gazette reports the party was thrown by a Coronado High School student but attended by people as old as 30-something. Two males and a female were shot and seriously injured. At last report, two of the victims were in critical but stable condition and the third in serious condition.
Three hours after the party shooting, Nate and two other boys were shot outside Albertacos, a 24-hour Mexican food joint on Austin Bluffs Parkway. A parent told 11 News the boys ate their food, walked outside and were shot at.
One of those boys talked to 11 News and said he was shot in the head. He tells 11 News he's okay, but he says after losing his best friend Nate he will never be the same. He says he doesn't know who shot at them and they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
On Saturday, friends and family held a vigil for the slain teen Sunday night. Friends told 11 News Nate had attended Doherty High School until this fall when he transferred to Coronado High School.
District 11 has not confirmed that any of the victims attended either school, but both Doherty and Coronado informed parents via email that "because of the possibility of any connection to our school" they would be "putting proper security and mental health measures in place so we can help keep all students safe."