NAU Shooting Updates

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8 a.m. UPDATE:

Northern Arizona University officials have released the names of the victims following this morning’s shooting on campus. One NAU student, Colin Brough, was confirmed to have been killed and three others – Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring – are currently being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center.

Authorities have identified 18-year-old NAU student Steven Jones as the shooter.

Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University


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Arizona Dept. of Corrections

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