On the same day that President Obama is to visit Roseburg, Oregon, and to visit privately with the families of those killed after a mass shooting at a community college in which nine people were gunned down before the shooter turned the gun on himself, there’s been another University shooting.
In an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, one person died and three others were injured, according to university officials.
The Washington Post reports:
A suspect is in custody, the school said, and the injured survivors are being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center. No details were immediately available on the circumstances of the shooting. School officials have scheduled a news conference at 6 a.m. local time (9 a.m. Eastern).
According to a statement on the NAU Web site, the first police call about the gunfire came in at 1:20 a.m. local time on Friday. University police and the Flagstaff Police Department were at the scene. The campus was not on lockdown.
The motive for the shooting was not immediately known. Details on the survivors of the shooting is not known either.
The shooting occurred in a parking lot outside Mountain View Hall dormitory on the northeast end of the Flagstaff campus, according to what school public relations director Cindy Brown told the Washington Post. The all-Greek dorm houses “the majority of NAU Greek students,” according to the university.
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The incident in Flagstaff came eight days after the Umpqua Community College campus massacre.
The victims were transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center.
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement on the shooting.
“My thoughts and prayers are with families of the person who was killed and the three others who were wounded in the horrific shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early this morning. I appreciate the efforts of all state and local law enforcement officials, first-responders and school administrators, and continue to pray for the recovery of the injured, as well as all those in the NAU community who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.”
Yes, let us all pray and not do anything about this glaring problem.
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