Northern Arizona University shooting leaves one dead, three wounded

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One person is dead and three have been reported wounded after an early morning shooting occurred at a Flagstaff, Ariz., university, The Associated Press reports.

The shooting took place in a parking lot outside of Northern Arizona University's Mountain View Hall. Gunfire was first reported to police at 1:20 a.m. local time. The incident was precipitated by a conflict between two groups of students, according to ABC News.


NAU police chief Greg Fowler identified the shooter as 18-year-old student Steven Jones during a press briefing Friday morning. He also identified Colin Brough as the student killed in the gunfire, and Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Pring as the students who were wounded.

The shooter was apprehended by campus police and the NAU is not on lockdown, the AP reports. The three people wounded by the shooter are reportedly being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center, about 1.5 miles from the university.


The shooting outside Northern Arizona University comes eight days after a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon. Nine people were killed and at least nine others were injured at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

The Flagstaff Police Department could not be reached for comment Friday morning.

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