1 dead & 3 wounded in university shooting in Arizona

Oct 9, 2015 10:30 AM by Cheryl Wengren

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Police say the shooting at Northern Arizona University that killed one student and wounded three others early this morning began as a fight between two groups.

The University police chief identifies the suspect as 18-year-old Steven Jones. He is believed to be a freshman at the Flagstaff school.

The shooting happened at 1:20 a.m. local time in a parking lot outside a dorm that's home to many of the campus' sororities and fraternities.

The university calls the shooting an "isolated and unprecedented" incident and said classes will go on as planned Friday. While the campus is not on lockdown, school president Rita Cheng says: "This is not going to be a normal day at NAU."

The three wounded have been taken to Flagstaff Medical Center, but the hospital is no releasing information on their conditions.

The 4-year public university has more than 25,000 total undergraduates.


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