3 injured in shootings near Grand Canyon University in Phoenix

A Phoenix Police cruiser can be seen.
A Phoenix Police cruiser can be seen.

Phoenix police were investigating the shooting near Grand Canyon University's campus in Phoenix that left two men and a teenager injured Wednesday.

Sgt. Melissa Soliz, a spokesperson with Phoenix police, told The Arizona Republic that officers received reports of shots fired just before 6 p.m. near 35th and Vermont avenues. Officers found evidence of gunfire, but no victims.

While they were searching, officers learned that two people had arrived at a hospital with gunshot injuries.

These people, a man and a teenage woman, appeared to have been present during the shooting, said Soliz. They had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Officers also learned that a stray bullet from the incident struck a man who was across the street on the GCU campus. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

"One struck a student near The Rivers residence halls," the school wrote on its website. "That student is at the hospital with a non-life threatening injury and is expected to be OK. The parents of the student have been notified. Another stray bullet struck one of our residence halls but did not injure any students."

The school said it was in "close contact" with Phoenix police, which said the immediate area was not dangerous and a lockdown wasn't necessary.

"We do recommend that students, for their own safety, use good judgment and remain on campus this evening."

No other injuries were reported on campus, according to Soliz.

It was unknown what led up to the shooting.

Reach the reporter Perry Vandell at 602-444-2474 or perry.vandell@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @PerryVandell.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 3 injured in shootings near Grand Canyon University in Phoenix