Freshman in Custody After Deadly Shooting on Arizona Campus

One student at Northern Arizona University is dead and 3 wounded
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 9, 2015 5:59 AM CDT
Updated Oct 9, 2015 9:16 AM CDT
Police officers investigate a shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.   (Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic via AP)
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(Newser) – An overnight shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff has left one student dead and three others wounded. A freshman is in custody, and the school tweeted that the "situation is stabilized," with no lockdown in effect. Authorities say the shooting took place as a confrontation between two groups of students turned physical, reports NBC News. It took place in a parking lot near a dormitory central to the university's Greek life, and the first calls to police came in about 1:20am, reports the AP. The student accused of pulling a gun during the melee and opening fire has been identified as 18-year-old Steven Jones.

"I was studying for an exam so I looked out the window and see two people running, and that's when I realized they weren't fireworks they were actually gunshots," says one student. The university's police chief notes that carrying a gun on campus is illegal. The shooting comes on the same day that President Obama will visit Roseburg, Oregon, the site of a college shooting last week that left 10 people dead. (Read more Flagstaff, Ariz. stories.)

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