1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at Northern Arizona University

Not again.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Oct 9, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 8:16 pm CDT

One person died in a shooting early on Friday morning on Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus, according to school officials.

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Three other people were wounded, and the shooter is in custody, ABC News reports. The shooting took place at approximately 1am local time in a campus parking lot, according to NAU.

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The deceased student is Colin Brough, according to NAU. The surviving victims include Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek, and Nicholas Piring. The ages of the four victims were not immediately released by university authorities.

“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 in a statement.

The name of the shooter has not yet been released.

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Eight days ago, 10 people were killed in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, including the gunman. The incident incited a vocal national debate over gun laws, but no legal action appears imminent on either local or federal levels.

Update 11:35am CT, Oct. 9: Updated with the names of the victims released by NAU and additional details on the shooting.

H/T ABC News | Photo via Ken Lund/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 9, 2015, 10:26 am CDT