GUN UPDATE: Gunfire kills 2 at UCA; 1 hurt

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    http://www2.arkansasonline.com/news/2008/oct/27/shooting-uca-campus/?subscriber/national

    By ArkansasOnline, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Contact)

    Two people were killed and a third person wounded in a shooting Sunday night on the University of Central Arkansas campus, police said.

    Campus police and the Conway Police Department were investigating the shootings late Sunday and were not releasing the names of the victims.

    Lt. Rhonda Swindle, a spokesman for UCA campus police, said she did not know if the two people killed or the wounded person were students.

    Swindle declined to identify the victims of the shooting, saying officers continued to try and reach their families. The lieutenant said their bodies would be sent to the state Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for autopsies.

    Swindle had no immediate explanation for the shooting, though she said police questioned one “person of interest” into the early morning hours. She said detectives believed four people were involved in the attack, though no arrest or search warrants had been issued in the case.

    “We have really good leads we’re following up on right now and we feel the campus is safe,” Swindle said.

    Lori Ross, a spokesman for Conway Regional Medical Center, said all of the victims were men. One died at the scene, and two others were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds about 10 p.m.

    One of those victims, an 18-year year old, died at the hospital, Ross said. Another man, who is 19, was treated and released, she said.

    UCA police Lt. Rhonda Swindle said the first report of shots fired came at 9:19 p.m. Sunday. An officer heard the shooting, which occurred near a male dormitory and behind the campus police station, and arrived to the scene in less than a minute, she said.

    Swindle said video captured by surveillance cameras also installed at the campus after the massacre would be examined.

    One man fell to the sidewalk along the narrow alley between the Arkansas Hall dormitory and the Snow Fine Arts Center and died. Swindle said the two others rushed into the dorm, where paramedics later found them.

    There were reports that police had made an arrest in the shootings, but Swindle at an 11 p.m. news conference said she could not confirm. A notice on UCA’s Web site late Sunday said a suspect was in custody and that the campus was closed.

    Police used crime scene tape to keep people out of a large area around where the shootings occurred, including a nearby intersection. Pools of blood still stained the cold cement sidewalk early Monday morning. Firefighters’ foam sprayed over the alleyway to clean away traces of the attack congealed with the blood, turning to an orange froth.

    Student Aprille Hanson, 20, of Mountain Home said the shooting was “definitely an eye-opener” in the quiet city of Conway, about 26 miles north of Little Rock.

    “This campus is very safe. I’ve never felt afraid on this campus,” Hanson said. “Everyone’s going to be a little more tense.”

    However, the campus remained under guard Monday morning, with police cruisers circling its quiet streets and officers roaming the grounds in flak jackets and blue jeans.

    “The UCA campus itself is not locked down, although officers are posted at every campus entrance, and access to campus is limited to residents and authorized personnel,” UCA spokesman Warwick Sabin said in an e-mail early Monday.
     
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    If they were all jogging this wouldn't have happened.



    Developing Story....

    UCA mandates mandatory jogging to class...


    ibjoke. But seriously, moving targets. lol

    For some reason I see this as a bolt action crime.
     
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    oh yeah I'm listening to Ill Bill - Anatomy of a School Shooting
     

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