And yet another shooting.
One person has been killed and three others wounded in a fight that escalated into a shooting near a Greek-life dorm at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.
The suspected gunman, 18-year-old freshman Steven Jones. is in custody, NAU Police Chief Greg Fowler said. The injured survivors — identified by the school as Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring — are being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center.
Freshman Colin Brough was killed in the shooting, the school said.
According to Fowler, the police chief, “two separate student groups got into a confrontation” shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. “The confrontation turned physical,” Fowler said, and Jones “produced a handgun and shot four other students.”
Will it ever end? Probably not. However, I am going to speculate that this killing wasn’t really spree killing. Instead it sounds like drunk college students who can be about as stupid as it gets.
I grew up in a college town. I know how crazy, mindless and stupid college kids, especially boys, can get. they do not need to be armed.
I might relent on a commuter campus–you know, where everyone comes in daily, goes to classes, might study a while on campus, and then leaves. I will never relent about a campus where students live, work, eat, drink, do drugs and play. It’s a deadly combination. Ask John Mosby. He didn’t even have TV to be a bad influence.
I could be wrong. This could be a loony killing but I am betting against that. At first glance, it does appear to be that deadly combination of testosterone and booze. Throw in a little estrogen to cheer things on and it got deadly.