GUN Just a regular shooting that happened on campus not a school shooting

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  1. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    http://www.kpho.com/news/16981542/detail.html

    3 Shot At Area Community College
    'Not A Random Shooting,' Phoenix Police Say[/b
    POSTED: 4:23 pm MST July 24, 2008
    UPDATED: 8:07 pm MST July 24, 2008

    PHOENIX -- Three people were wounded, two critically, when a gunman targeted a man he had been fighting with in a computer lab at South Mountain Community College late Thursday afternoon, police said.
    A 22-year-old woman, a pharmacy student, was shot in the abdomen and a 25-year-old man suffered a leg wound, fire authorities said. The third victim, a 19-year-old man, was shot in the leg.
    "Two of them are in critical condition," said Capt. Victor Rangel.
    The school was immediately locked down.
    Police said a man they described as "a person of interest" was arrested a short time later at 2300 E. Grove, a few miles from the college campus. That man's father was also taken into custody, police said. Police did not release the men's names.
    Officers said the man's father made threatening gestures to the witnesses police brought to the arrest scene.
    Officers said they believe the shooting was gang-related. Police said the gunman had targeted one of the victims, and the other two victims got caught in the crossfire. The computer lab is open to the general public.
    "The suspect and one of the victims had a long-standing dispute,"
    said Reuben Gonzales of the Phoenix Police Department.
    "This was not a random shooting or gunman running wild on the campus," said Sgt. Andy Hill.
    A close friend of the man's family said he believes the man was trying to defend himself when gunfire erupted.
    "He wasn't targeting anyone," said Austin Joshlin, the man's friend.
    The wounded woman called her father moments after she was shot just after 4 p.m. MST.
    "She called me on her cell phone," said Otis Williams, the father of the pharmacy student. "She told me she had been shot."
    Williams said he did not believe his daughter had any enemies.
    A witess, Colin Black, said he saw two men scuffling in the hallway.
    "I ducked down," Black said. He said 30 to 40 people were in the area at the time of the shooting.
    "He probably had the gun under his shirt and then got upset once the fight was over."
    The campus has been cleared as a large police contingent gathers information. An electronic sign in front of the school said all classes were canceled Thursday.
    The college enrolls more than 8,000 students each year. Its student body is made up mainly of people seeking associate degrees and certificates of completion.
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  2. Paul Revere

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    it's a good thing that was a gun free zone, i'm sure the three people who got shot are thankful guns are banned there.
     
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    Oh its okay then, nothing to worry about.
     
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    inorite?

    911 works well enough for me.
     
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    When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.....

    Hopefully the three who were shot will have a quick and full recovery.
     
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    weird. i didn't hear anything about this. no one's talking about it at all.
     

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