One person has been killed and three others injured in an early-morning shooting at Northern Arizona University early Friday, police and officials said. Eric Dieterle, spokesman for the Flagstaff university, said the shooting occurred in a parking lot near Mountain View Hall, a student residence on the eastern end of campus located near the school’s football stadium. The still-unidentified shooter was taken into custody, police said.
“Four people were shot at the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, AZ, early Friday,” reads a statement (full below) from the university. “According to the Northern Arizona University Police Department, the four victims included one dead, and three wounded. The shooter is in custody. Campus is not on lockdown.”
#NAUAlert Reported shooter situation is stabilized and the shooter is in custody. Details to follow.
— NAU (@NAU) October 9, 2015
Wounded victims were being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center near the NAU campus, but their conditions are unknown. NAU is a public university with over 27,000 students, about 20,000 of whom are enrolled at the school’s main campus in Flagstaff. Dieterle said the shooting occurred at approximately 1:20 a.m. local time. Mountain View Hall residents were told to stay indoors, but the campus was not placed on lockdown. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter or victims were students.
Family Assistance Center has been set up in the ballroom of 1899 Bar & Grill, 307 W Dupont Ave. Long distance parents may call 928-523-0007.
— NAU (@NAU) October 9, 2015
The development comes as President Barack Obama is set to travel to Roseburg, Oregon in what is a rather unwelcome visit to “console” the victims and families of the Umpqua Community College shooting last week. In reality, the president is hoping the visit will draw attention to his gun control agenda, despite a Defend Roseburg Facebook page garnering attention for their serious attempt to cancel the president’s visit.
FULL STATEMENT BELOW
Four people were shot at the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, AZ, early Friday. According to the Northern Arizona University Police Department, the four victims included one dead, and three wounded. The shooter is in custody. Campus is not on lockdown.
The three victims are being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center.
The incident took place outside Mountain View Hall on the northeast end of the Flagstaff Campus. The first call of shots fired came in at 1:20 a.m.
NAUPD is working on the investigation with the Flagstaff Police Department at the scene. A press conference will be held at 6 a.m. in the Agassiz room of the High Country Conference Center.
Parents may call 928-523-0007. A Family Assistance Center has been set up in the ballroom of 1899 Bar & Grill, 307 W Dupont Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
The Hot Spot in the University Union will open at 6 a.m.