One student was killed and three others were wounded during a shooting near the Delta Chi fraternity at Northern Arizona University early Friday morning. Early reports indicate that the incident was a fight between students at the university. Police Chief G.T. Fowler said there was a confrontation between frat members in the early morning.
The shooter, identified by police officials as Steven Jones, 18, is currently in custody. The incident was quickly stabilized, but it was not known if students subdued Jones, a freshman, before police arrived at the university’s Flagstaff campus. Three students were hospitalized with what Fowler described as multiple gunshot wounds.
Delta Chi confirmed that some of its members were involved in the shooting in a statement Friday morning. "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 read. "At this time, we can confirm that this incident had no ties to the chapter." It is not immediately clear whether Jones was a member of the fraternity.
An Instagram purportedly belonging to Jones shows him posing with guns. Arizona is a concealed carry state, but concealed carry permits require applicants to be 21 years old. The Northern Arizona State campus also requires separate permission for weapons on campus.