Bullet holes were still visible in the home's siding on Sunday, and a pair of red roses lay on the bench where the women could often be found together.
"Those ladies were often on the porch, almost always they said good morning," said Benjamin Broadbent, lead minister of the First Congregational Church of Colorado Springs, who lives nearby. As dusk fell, he led a candlelight vigil for a group of more than 50 people, urging compassion, even for the family of the gunman.
Those who knew the women said they were working hard to improve their lives.
The shooting has shaken other women living in the home, said Adrieanna Waldridge, the roommate of one of the victims. She said her friend had been excelling at a new job and had looked forward to taking her two young children trick-or-treating.
"We were going to be each other's sober buddies," she said. "It feels like a part of me is missing."
Naomi Bettis, who lives across the street from where the bicyclist was slain, did not know him but laid a bouquet of flowers and note where he fell.
"My thoughts are with you. Praying for the family. I'm sorry for your loss."
Bettis said she saw the gunman, in a green jacket and cap, shoot the cyclist, who was coming down the block.
"His last words were 'Please God, no,'" said another neighbor, Teresa Willingham, who saw the man lying face down in the street, his mangled legs still intertwined in his bike. "He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time."