Criminal Kills One, Injures Three At North Arizona University

A criminal shot four people outside Mountain View Hall at Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus early this morning, at approximately 1:20 AM.


The person who fired the shots was captured after the crime. 

Mountain View Hall is a 574-bed, suite-style residence hall housing 18 of NAU’s 23 Greek social organizations (fraternities and sororities). NAU is a “gun free zone,” and does not allow the carry of firearms either open or concealed, even with a concealed weapons permit.

A press conference will be held at 6:00 AM this morning to provide more details.

Update: The incident occurred in a parking lot, and the killer is a student at the school.

“Two separate student groups got into a confrontation, the confrontation turned physical and one of our students, Steven Jones, 18, produced a handgun and shot four of our other students,” Fowler said. “One of our students is deceased.”

The victims — all males — were shot “multiple times,” he said. They were being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center.

The shooting erupted in a parking lot outside the Mountain View Hall dormitory on the northeast end of the Flagstaff Campus, Fowler said.

It’s unclear what sparked the shooting.



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