Police: 1 dead, 2 arrested in shooting at Boise State University

Boise, Idaho, police say they are holding two suspects in a fatal shooting that occurred near a Boise State University student housing complex.

BOISE, Idaho – Two suspects were arrested in a fatal shooting on the Boise State University campus, police said early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to a call about shooting around 11:30 p.m. Monday, Boise police tweeted. They found a man lying in the street with gunshot wounds who was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, according to a police statement.

A white passenger vehicle was seen fleeing the area after the shooting, and a short time later officers attempted to stop a similar car about two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the scene of the shooting, the statement said.

A man ran out of the car, but was stopped a few blocks away, according to the statement. Police said another suspect in the area was also detained after officers pursued him on foot.

The identities of the victim and the suspect were not immediately made public. Police also did not release details of how the shooting unfolded.

Media outlets reported that the university’s BroncoAlert messaging system warned the campus community that there had been a shooting in the vicinity of Jade Hall, which has student housing.

A second alert urged people to shelter in place. A clear message was sent early Tuesday, less than an hour later.

The Boise State University campus is located in an urban setting near downtown Boise, surrounded by neighborhoods and local businesses.

Mike Sharp, a spokesman for the university, did not immediately respond to emails, social media and phone messages seeking comment.


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