An 18-year-old on a college campus in Northern Arizona went on a killing spree, killing one and injuring at least four more. The student has been taken into custody and the situation is relatively stable at the moment.
The incident occurred at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early Friday morning.
The shooter was reportedly a freshman at the school. He started to shoot after a fight between two groups of male students.
The three survivors are being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center.
Members of a fraternity, Delta Chi, were involved in the episode, but Mr. Jones was not a member, and it was unclear whether the person who was killed was affiliated with the fraternity, Justin P. Sherman, Delta Ch’s executive director, said in a statement. “At this time, we can confirm that this incident had no ties to the chapter,” he said.
Arizona is an open-carry state whose voters have been strongly opposed to gun control measures in the past, but Northern Arizona University generally prohibits weapons and firearms, with a few exceptions — guns are allowed in vehicles, for example, if they are stowed.
Seems as though it’s just a matter of hours before President Obama uses this tragedy to push for more gun control.
Last week, in response to the shooting spree that left 10 people dead in Oregon, Obama said, “Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this.”
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