Late last night, around 1am, there was a confrontation between “two separate student groups,” involving members of Delta Chi at Northern Arizona University. Things turned physical, and it eventually resulted in a shooting, with three injured and one dead, believed to be at the hands of freshman Steven Jones, 18, who had the gun and shot the four students. He is now being held in police custody.
Delta Chi nationals confirms that the fraternity was “involved” with the confrontation, but the names of the four male students who were shot are not yet confirmed to have been in the fraternity.
The student body is grieving and many students from all over are sending their prayers to the organization.
My heart and prayers go out to delta chi, the gamma phi girls and NAU today. I pray something changes.
— tAYElor (@Radical_tay) October 9, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our Delta Chi brothers and those involved in the NAU shooting this morning
— Delta Chi-MSU (@DeltaChiMSU) October 9, 2015
This is a nightmare that will affect our campus forever. Please keep my friends and the entire NAU Delta Chi Fraternity in your prays
— kaitlyn hartwig (@kaithartwig) October 9, 2015
It is with great sadness that we have learned of a shooting involving members of Delta Chi at NAU. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.
— ASU Delta Chi (@ASUDeltaChi) October 9, 2015
& today I pray for my school, NAU, and especially the Greek life here. The tragedy is unreal and my prayers go out to Delta Chi #NauStrong
— jackie klott (@jklott23) October 9, 2015
The shooting occurred outside Mountain View Hall, an all-Greek residence area where “the majority of NAU Greek students” live.
The alarming rate at which shootings are occurring on college campuses is nothing short of catastrophic..
[via Washington Post]
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