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Fraternity headquartered in Iowa City gives statement on Arizona campus shooting

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

The University police chief identifies 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. local time in a parking lot outside a dorm that's home to many of the campus' sororities and fraternities.

The university calls the shooting an "isolated and unprecedented" incident and said classes will go on as planned Friday. While the campus is not on lockdown, school president Rita Cheng says: "This is not going to be a normal day at NAU."

The three wounded have been taken to Flagstaff Medical Center, but the hospital is no releasing information on their conditions.

The 4-year public university has more than 25,000 total undergraduates.

**Here's a statement from Delta Chi Fraternity, which is headquartered in Iowa City.**

IOWA CITY, IA – Delta Chi Fraternity was made aware of a shooting that took place early Friday morning allegedly involving some of our members. We have investigated this matter and can confirm that there were members involved. 

We do not have any information on the victims nor do we know if the deceased individual is a member of the Fraternity. At this time, we can confirm that this incident was not a chapter related incident. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the victims as well as the entire community in Flagstaff. 

At the time, no further comments will be provided.  


According to a statement on Northern Arizona University's website, four people have been shot.

One died, and the others are being treated at the hospital.

It took place outside a dorm which houses the majority of the University's Greek Life.

A news conference is scheduled for later this morning. 


Updated by Amanda Gilbert

Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University.

According to Northern Arizona's twitter account, the shooter is in custody, and the campus is no longer on lockdown. 

We will have more updates soon. 

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