FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 26) - Northern Arizona University released the following statement regarding the deadly campus shooting:
8 a.m. update: The victims currently being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center have been identified as Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring. The deceased student is Colin Brough. Further details will be released as they become available.
6 a.m. update: An isolated shooting incident occurred on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff early Friday. The suspect was apprehended and the scene was immediately secured following report of the incident to the NAU Police Department. One person is deceased and three victims are being treated at the Flagstaff Medical Center.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this incident. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and our entire Lumberjack family,” said NAU President Rita Cheng. The president’s full statement is available here.
The incident took place in a parking lot on the northeast end of the Flagstaff Campus. The first call of shots fired came in at 1:20 a.m.
NAUPD Chief Greg Fowler said the suspect in custody is Steven Jones, a freshman at NAU. The campus police department is working closely with Flagstaff Police Department on this ongoing investigation.
A Family Assistance Center has been set up in the ballroom of 1899. Parents also may call (928) 523-0007 for information.
The Hot Spot in the University Union opened today at 6 a.m. to offer a place for students to gather.
The Office of Public Affairs will continue to update the campus community as details are released.
Eric Dieterle, a spokesman for the Flagstaff university, told Fox News the shooting occurred in a parking lot near Mountain View Hall, a student residence located on the eastern edge of campus near the school's football stadium.
Dieterle said the shooting happened at approximately 1:20 a.m. local time. Mountain View Hall residents were told to stay indoors, but the campus was not placed on lockdown. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter or victims were students.
Dieterle said the wounded victims were being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center near the NAU campus, but their conditions are unknown.
NAU is a public university with over 27,000 students, about 20,000 of whom are enrolled at the school's main campus in Flagstaff.