Grand Canyon University student injured after hit by stray bullet, not life threatening

Sep 28, 2022, 9:45 PM | Updated: Sep 29, 2022, 5:00 pm
(Facebook Photo/Grand Canyon University)...
(Facebook Photo/Grand Canyon University)
(Facebook Photo/Grand Canyon University)

PHOENIX — A Grand Canyon University student was hit by a stray bullet Wednesday after multiple gunshots were heard near the Phoenix campus.

The student’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, the university said in a press release.

A man and a teenage girl in the area were also hospitalized with gunshot injuries that weren’t life-threatening, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Police said they were called to 37th and Vermont avenues near the university around 6 p.m. for reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they found signs of gunfire but no potential victims.

During the investigation, police learned a student across the street near The Rivers residence halls had been taken to a hospital after one of two stray shots hit him.

Another bullet hit a campus building, police said.

While talking to people in the area, police found out two patients were at a hospital for treatment of gunshot injuries.

The student underwent successful surgery and is not expected to to experience any long-term effects, according to GCU.

The shooting was related to a domestic dispute, and the GCU Public Safety team determined there was no imminent threat to the campus, the University said.

GCU said the campus was not locked down based on police recommendation.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Grand Canyon University student injured after hit by stray bullet, not life threatening