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Arizona college shooter indicted on first-degree murder and assault charges

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A grand jury has indicted a Northern Arizona University freshman on a first-degree murder charge for killing one student and wounding three others in an on-campus shooting, according to court documents released on Friday.

Steven Edward Jones, 18, also faces six counts of aggravated assault for the Oct. 9 shooting at the state university in Flagstaff, Arizona, under the indictment handed up on Thursday in Coconino County Superior Court.

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Jones, who remains in jail on a $2 million bond, is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Monday, court papers showed.

He was previously charged with second-degree murder, but county prosecutors were able to get the grand jury to agree to a stiffer charge for the murder of 20-year-old Colin Brough.

The first-degree murder charge means that Jones acted “intending or knowing that his conduct would cause death” and that the killing was premeditated, the indictment said.

Police said Jones opened fire with a handgun outside a residence hall early that Friday morning, killing Brough, and wounding Nicholas Prato, Kyle Zientek and Nicholas Piring.

Jones remained at the scene and was arrested by police. No guns are allowed to be carried on the campus of the roughly 20,000-student school located about 140 miles (225 km) north of Phoenix.

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Burges McCowan, Jones’ attorney, declined comment on Friday.

(Reporting by David Schwartz; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Sandra Maler)

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Four shootings in Philly — in 20-minutes — leave one dead and five wounded

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Police in Philadelphia are spending Monday evening responding to multiple shootings.

"Police are investigating four separate shootings that left one man dead as gunfire erupted across Philadelphia Tuesday night," CBS Philly reports.

One man was killed and two wounded in a triple shooting in the Logan section.

Another man was shot four times in East Mount Airy.

A man is in stable condition after being shot in the chest in Kingsessing.

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Three people dead at shooting in Oklahoma Walmart

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Three people were shot to death at a Duncan, Oklahoma Walmart, according to KOCO 5 News.

The Duncan Banner reports police have confirmed the shooting suspect is dead. It is currently unclear if they are included in the death toll.

BREAKING: A gunman has opened fire in an Oklahoma Walmart. Oklahoma allows open carry and recently passed a permitless carry law, meaning civilians can openly carry loaded firearms with no permit or training. #okleg https://t.co/aGvPyYgCLv

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Gunman in US school shooting dies as police hunt motive

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The teenager who gunned down classmates at a California high school before shooting himself died Friday, leaving detectives baffled over the motive of a Boy Scout with no obvious alarm bells in his background.

Nathaniel Berhow died in a hospital one day after shooting himself in the head at the end of a 16th birthday rampage that left two fellow students dead.

Berhow had been in critical condition since police officers storming the campus found him lying among the wounded.

The Los Angeles sheriff's department confirmed Berhow died shortly after 3:30 pm (2330 GMT) on Friday.

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