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, Arizona. The suspected gunman -- 18-year-old freshman Steven Jones -- is in custody, university police chief Greg Fowler said. Fowler said two groups of people got into an altercation and Jones "produced a handgun and shot four other students."
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An overnight shooting at Northern Arizona University left one person dead and three others wounded.
The shooter, whose name has not been released, has been taken into police custody, reported KTRK-TV.
"Situation is stabilized," the university said in a Twitter, post, adding that the Flagstaff campus had been placed on lockdown.
The shooter opened fire early Friday morning at Mountain View Hall, which houses most of the university's fraternity and sorority members.
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