1 dead, 3 hurt in shooting at Northern Arizona University

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — One person died and three others were injured in an overnight shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, university officials said Friday.

The shooter was in custody, and the school was not on lockdown, university spokesman Cindy Brown told CNN.

The shooting happened in a parking lot next to the Mountain View residence hall around 1:20 a.m., she said.

What led up to the violence was not immediately known, and it wasn’t clear if any of the victims or the shooter were university students, according to Brown.

The injured were being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Students are rattled, junior Megan Aardahl told CNN. She awoke to text messages from the school alerting students to the shooting, and from her family checking to see if she was OK.

“There’s a huge sense of community here, so everyone’s just trying to like reach out and make sure everyone’s OK, but it’s a little anxious not knowing who’s involved,” she said.

The shooting comes the same day President Barack Obama is set to visit Roseburg, Oregon, and the families of those slain in the October 1 massacre at Umpqua Community College.

The gunman in that case, Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, killed nine people before killing himself, according to police.

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