One Dead, Three Injured After Shooting at Northern Arizona University

There was a shooting early this morning at Northern Arizona University. It was the result of a confrontation between two groups of students. One student pulled a gun and shot four others, said Gregory T. Fowler the school’s police chief.

The shooter has been identified as Steven Jones, an 18-year-old freshman at the school. According to reports, he has been taken into custody by campus police.

The names and ages of the victims have not been publicly released, but Fowler said they were all male students at the school. Below is the full report from our partners at Reuters.


A shooting at Northern Arizona University killed one person and injured three others, the school said on Friday, adding that the suspect was in custody.

“Situation is stabilized,” the university in Flagstaff, Arizona, said in a post on Twitter. The campus was not on lockdown, the university said.

The first call of shots fired came in at 1:20 a.m. local time, university spokeswoman Cindy Brown told CNN. The incident occurred in a parking lot adjacent to a residence hall, Brown said.

The three injured victims were being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center, Brown said. Their conditions were not known, she said. Brown said she did not know the identities of the victims or shooter, or if they are students.

A university news conference was scheduled for 6 a.m. (9 a.m. ET).

President Barack Obama will travel to Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday to meet privately with families of the nine victims of the mass shooting at a community college last week.

Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus has 20,000 students and is a gun-free zone, Brown said. Students were notified about the shooting by text and social media.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu in Washington and Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Editing by Doina Chiacu)