Delta Chi international headquarters have confirmed that members of its Northern Arizona University chapter were involved in a shooting earlier this morning that killed one person and wounded three others. According to police, shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, two separate student groups got into a confrontation in a parking lot outside Mountain View Hall dormitory. It turned physical, and 18-year-old freshman Steven Jones pulled out and used a handgun on four students. Jones was taken into custody by authorities without conflict.
Names of the victims have yet to be released by school officials, but it seems evident they were connected with Delta Chi.
My closest friends are members of the Delta Chi fraternity @NAU Praying for my lumberjack family ❤️
— Jillian Zuniga (@jillzuni) 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
Back in 2011, the NAU Delta Chi house was peppered by a drive-by shooting, but with no injuries. The Arizona Daily Star has also reported that “two other recent firearm-related assaults at the fraternity are also believed to be connected to drug sales there.”
Regardless of what may or may not have been the motive behind this mornings shooting, our thoughts are with Delta Chi and the NAU community..
[via The Washington Post]
Image via Youtube