Several gunmen are in custody and another one is at large in two complete separate school shootings that have infected the country today, October 9.
A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly early Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students, killing one.
What led the suspect, identified by university police as Steven Jones, 18, to open fire around 1:20 a.m. Friday remained unclear. University police Chief Gregory T. Fowler said Jones was cooperating with investigators.
The slain student has been identified as Colin Brough, according to the university’s website. The three others are being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center. They are Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring, the school said.
Fowler said it appeared the victims had been shot multiple times.
The victims were all members of the Delta Chi fraternity, the organization said Friday. The suspected gunman was not, the fraternity said.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the victims, as well as the entire community in Flagstaff,” the fraternity said in a statement. The organization said it was seeking the university’s help in providing counseling to its members.
Meanwhile in the great state of Texas…
One person has died following a shooting outside an apartment complex on the campus of Texas Southern University, police confirm.
The shooting happened outside the Courtyard Apartments on Blodgett at Canfield around 11:30 a.m. Friday. After the shooting, the three suspects ran inside the building, up to the fourth floor.
Two suspects are in custody, according to HPD. A third suspect remains at large. HPD has not yet released a description.
One shooting victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where the person later died. The other person was hit in the upper torso and in the back. They are listed in stable condition at the hospital.
TSU’s president said the shooting may have been the result of an argument.
Classes at TSU have been canceled for the remainder of the day Friday.
America, it’s time to take a stand.
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