FLAGSTAFF, AZ - A second college campus shooting in as many weeks has left one student dead and three others injured. This one happened just after 1 :00 a.m. Friday at Northern Arizona University where some students were arguing in a parking lot.
"The confrontation turned physical," said Chief Gregory Fowler of the Northern Arizona Police Department. "And one of our students, Steven Jones, 18, produced a handgun."
Colin Brough was killed. Three other students were rushed to the Flagstaff Medical Center for multiple gun shot wounds.
Several distraught students attended a press conference held on campus where NAU President Rita Hartung said, "We are of course shocked and deeply saddened by the circumstances that bring us together."
The alleged shooter, a freshman, is in custody and cooperating with police. All four victims are members of the Delta Chi fraternity, which has been suspended at NAU while multiple Arizona law enforcement agencies investigate.
At about the time NAU students were being briefed about this latest tragedy, President Obama was boarding Air Force One to visit Roseburg, Oregon, despite a handful of residents who don`t want him there because of his call for gun control immediately following the massacre at Umpqua Community College when he referred to how "routine" these mass shooting had become.
The White House says Obama only wants to meet privately with the families of those who died at the hands of Chris Harper-Mercer, who killed nine people before killing himself.
So much tension around our nation's campuses...