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Oct. 5, 2022

Media Advisory: News conference on shooting incident on campus

  • What: University of Arizona Police Chief Paula Balafas will provide the latest information on a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday on campus.
  • When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5
  • Where: University of Arizona Police Department, 1852 E. First St. Livestream at

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona will hold a news conference to provide updates on a shooting that occurred on campus Wednesday.

University of Arizona Police Chief Paula Balafas will provide the most recent information about the incident and investigation.

All remaining in-person classes on main campus have been canceled for the day, as well as on-campus events and performances.

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Media contact:
Pam Scott
University Communications

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