UCA shooting -- two dead | Arkansas Blog

Sunday, October 26, 2008

UCA shooting -- two dead

Posted By on Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 10:11 PM

KATV Channel 7 is reporting that the campus of the University of Central Arkansas is on lockdown at this hour after reports of gunfire on campus. Students have called in to the station to say they heard multiple shots outside their dorm rooms. More information as it develops.

UPDATE: A call to the UCA campus police department finds that the campus is indeed locked down. The woman who answered the phone there said that she had been instructed by her superiors to tell any media representatives seeking information about the situation that they would have to come to the on-campus police station for more details. Way to keep the public informed, UCA.

UPDATE: Police now say they'll be holding a press conference on campus in the next 15 minutes, but won't offer any more information beyond that.

 UPDATE (MAX CHIMING IN HERE): One person is dead and two others are receiving emergency treatment as a result of the shooting, a campus official tells the Times. No IDs available at this moment or circumstances surrounding the shootings as I write at 10:45 p.m. There are also reports that at least one person is in custody.

The UCA website carried a brief report on the shooting. It said there were four suspects and that one was in custody. KTHV is reporting shortly after 11 p.m. that the lockdown on the campus is no longer in effect.

KLRT reports and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette confirms that two people are dead in the campus shooting at UCA, with a third victim treated and released from a local hospital. All three victims were male, the Dem-Gaz reports. A spokesperson for Conway Regional Medical Center said that one victim died at the scene, while another died at the hospital.


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