Breaking: UCA shooting, two dead

Two students were killed Sunday night in a shooting at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) with an unconfirmed third person dead also.

According to the UCA police, the shooting took place sometime around 10pm Sunday night near the Snow Fine Arts Center. There was one person who died on scene while another was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Update 1: email sent to students

The UCA Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on campus. At present there are four suspects. One suspect is in custody.

THE CAMPUS IS CLOSED. ALL HOUSING FACILITIES ARE RESTRICTED TO RESIDENTS ONLY.

Lieutenant Jeremy Crabb
Commander, Support Services Division
University of Central Arkansas Police Department
The campus will remain locked down Monday and that classes are canceled for the day. A “person of interest” is in custody.

Update 2: UCA police spokeswoman Lt. Rhonda Swindle confirmed that three males were shot, but she would not say whether or not they were students at Central Arkansas.

Update 3: statement from the UCA website

President Courtway has canceled classes for Monday, October 27, 2008.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Originally posted October 26, 2008 @ 11:07 PM

Update 4: 3rd person is said to be in a serious condition

Update 5: three other suspects are being sought in relation to the shooting.

On the web: UCA

Facebook support group here (update) and here.