Gonzaga student in hospital with life-threating injuries from self-inflicted gunshot wound

SPOKANE, Wash. — A Gonzaga student is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after reportedly shooting themself early Saturday morning.

According to the Spokane Police Department and Gonzaga University Campus Security and Public Safety, a student suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in their on-campus apartment. Emergency 911 dispatchers were contacted by multiple on-campus individuals and took the student to a nearby hospital.

GU President Thayne McCulloh sent an email to the GU community on Saturday. He says the student’s family has been notified and GU is working to coordinate support for the family and others affected.

Members of the Spokane Police Department and GU’s Campus Security and Public Safety have been on-site interviewing witnesses to get more information on what happened.

SPD, CSPS and McCulloh say there is no threat to community members.

GU Campus Security released the following statement:

Gonzaga University Campus Security and Public Safety (CSPS) and the Spokane Police Department (SPD) responded to a 911 call the morning of October 15th to find a student suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an on-campus apartment. Based on the information currently available, there is no ongoing threat to members of the community related to this terrible situation. The student was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Our deepest concerns and prayers are with the injured student, family, friends, and those present when this incident occurred. Counseling and other support services are being provided to anyone impacted. Gonzaga is cooperating with and supporting the Spokane Police Department in this active investigation.

This is still an active investigation from SPD.

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