Northern Arizona University Shooting Suspect Identified

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Police say the shooting at Northern Arizona University that killed one student and wounded three others began as a fight between two groups.

University police chief Greg Fowler identified the suspect as 18-year-old Steven Jones. He is believed to be a freshman at the Flagstaff school.

The shooting happened at 1:20 a.m. in a parking lot outside a dorm. The university called the shooting an “isolated and unprecedented” incident and said classes will go on as planned Friday.

A fraternity says some of its members were involved in an early morning shooting involving Northern Arizona University students in Flagstaff.

University officials said the shooting Friday in a parking lot left one person dead and three others wounded. The suspected shooter is in custody.

Iowa City, Iowa-based Delta Chi Fraternity said Delta Chi members were involved, but Executive Director Justin Sherman said in the statement that the organization doesn’t have detailed information about the identity of the victims.

Sherman said it was an isolated incident and not fraternity related.

The shooting occurred near a large residence hall that the university’s website says is home for most students in the Greek system on campus.

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