BY WASHINGTON POST
One person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting outside of a Greek-life dormitory at Northern Arizona University, a public institution in Flagstaff, Ariz.
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.
School public relations director Cindy Brown told The Washington Post that the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside Mountain View Hall dormitory on the northeast end of the Flagstaff campus. The all-Greek dorm houses “the majority of NAU Greek students,” according to the university.
Brown said she doesn’t know what precipitated the shooting. She did not have details about the suspect and victims, their conditions and whether they are students.
Delta Chi’s international office confirmed in a statement to The Washington Post that some of its fraternity members were “involved” in the shooting.
“We do not have any information on the victims nor do we know if the deceased individual is a member of the Fraternity,” the statement said. Delta Chi added that the shooting “was not a chapter related incident.”
On Twitter, the school advised residents of Mountain View Hall to stay indoors. According to the school’s website, Mountain View houses most of the students involved in fraternities and sororities.
The incident in Flagstaff came eight days after a lone gunman killed nine people on the Umpqua Community College campus in southwestern Oregon.
The shooter in that mass slaying was also killed.
President Obama is traveling to Roseburg, Ore., to visit privately with families of victims of the shooting.
Northern Arizona University is a public four-year school of about 25,000 students.