The University of Arizona student dies after being shot dead on the Tucson campus

A University of Arizona student died Saturday after being shot on campus. This emerges from a publication by the University of Arizona.

Officers responded to a shooting in the Cherry Avenue garage near Fourth Street and Enke Drive in Tucson around 11 p.m.

There they found the student with a life-threatening gunshot wound, UA President Robert C. Robbins said in an email to the students on Sunday.

The arriving officers immediately carried out life-saving measures. Despite their best efforts, the student was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are treating the shooting as murder and are currently investigating the situation, Robbins said.

The university did not name the student.

“I have reached out to the student’s family, but there are no words to express my grief over the grief inflicted on them and others close to him,” Robbins said in the email.

UA police said they were looking for a red Cadillac four-door SUV that was last seen heading north on Cherry Avenue. UA police forwarded any questions to Tucson Police, who said they would release more information in a day or two.

The parking garage is located next to the main campus library, the McKale Memorial Center sports arena, and the university soccer stadium. It was open and operations appeared to be normal on Sunday afternoon.

The University of Arizona Police and Tucson Police Department are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 88-CRIME (520-882-7463).

The last time someone was killed at the UA was in the 2017 academic year, according to the university’s November 2020 security report. It was not immediately clear what this case was.

In the past three academic years, no one has been killed on the Arizona State University or Northern Arizona University property in the past three academic years, according to security reports from both universities in 2020.

In 2020, NAU student Steven Jones pleaded guilty to manslaughter and three grievous bodily harm when he shot dead on campus in 2015, killing 20-year-old NAU student Colin Brough and injuring three others. He was sentenced to six years in prison. It was the first time shooting had taken place on the Flagstaff campus.

Republican reporter Anne Ryman contributed to this story.

You can reach the breaking news reporter Michael McDaniel at [email protected] or on Twitter @themikemcdaniel.

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