UPDATED: Funeral Services Changed for Tyler Zanco

Zanco, a Waltham High senior, was shot and killed Thursday night at the Gardencrest Apartments on Middlesex Circle in Waltham.

Tyler Zanco. Photo credit: Facebook
Tyler Zanco. Photo credit: Facebook

Update, 10:20 p.m. Sunday, March 21

Due to this week's weather forecast, visiting hours for Tyler Zanco will now be held from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Brasco & Son Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody St., Waltham, according to the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Sacred Heart Church, 311 River St., Waltham.


Update, 11:50 p.m. Friday, March 21

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Tyler Zanco’s family pay for his funeral services (see above). As of late Friday night, the fund had raised over $6,000 of its $15,000 goal. The GoFundMe campaign >>


Update, 11:05 a.m. Friday, March 21

The victim in Thursday night’s fatal shooting at Waltham’s Gardencrest Apartments was 17-year-old Tyler Zanco, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Zanco was a senior at Waltham High School. He was a captain on the school’s wrestling team and played football and lacrosse.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson said Friday morning that officials are investigating the shooting but no arrests have been made. As of Friday morning, authorities did not believe the shooting was a random attack, according to the district attorney’s office.

Waltham police responded to the parking lot at 31 Middlesex Circle at about 10:08 p.m. Thursday for a report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, officers discovered a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot.

Zanco was transported to Newton Wellesley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact Waltham police at 781-314-3607 or Massachusetts State Police Detectives at 781-897-6600.

According to a Waltham High parent, Zanco had just attended the wrestling team’s end-of-the-season banquet with his mother on Wednesday night.


8:35 a.m. Friday, March 21

The victim in Thursday's shooting was a high school student, the Waltham Public Schools has told the Waltham News Tribune.

This was the second shooting in the Middlesex Circle area in four months. In November, 20-year-old Kayla Spangenberg, of Brighton, was charged with shooting a 20-year-old man, who survived, on Middlesex Road.


There was a deadly shooting at the Gardencrest Apartments on Middlesex Circle in Waltham at about 11 p.m. Thursday, according to WBZ Jim Armstrong, @JimArmstrongWBZ on Twitter.

"Investigators on scene tell us this is a homicide," Armstrong tweeted at about 11:45 p.m.

We'll post more information as it becomes available.
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