3 shot at Ariz. community college; 2 critical


Ed. Note: This tragedy, like any violent crime to transpire at our colleges and universities, further cements the argument that campus law enforcement officers who defend against madmen and malcontents must be appropriately armed and trained for rapid response to quell the shooting.  However, some administrations (it is at present unknown if South Mountain Community College is among them) say 'no' to arming their sworn officers.  If you haven't yet done so, please read Arming campus cops is elementary and let us know what you think.

 


By Jacques Billeaud
The Associated Press

PHOENIX — Officials say three people have been shot at a community college in Phoenix.

Fire department division chief Mark Faulkner says a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman wounded at South Mountain Community College are in critical condition, and a 17-year-old boy is in stable condition.

Faulkner says the three were taken by firefighters to a county hospital.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. MST. No information on the shooter was immediately available.

An electronic sign outside the south Phoenix school said all classes were canceled Thursday. Students could be seen leaving campus calmly. Television footage showed police clustered outside one building.

Officials reached at the college didn't immediately have any information on the shootings.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

PHOENIX (AP) - Officials say three people have been shot at a community college in Phoenix.

Fire department division chief Mark Faulkner says a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman wounded at South Mountain Community College are in critical condition, and a 17-year-old boy is in stable condition.

Faulkner says the three were taken by firefighters to a county hospital.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. MST. No information on the shooter was immediately available.

Officials reached at the college didn't immediately have any information on the shootings.

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