Video shows apparent shooting at local student housing complex

Published: Jan. 28, 2013 at 1:19 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:13 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A YouTube video shows multiple angles of an apparent shooting at a local student housing complex.

The video appears to have been captured on a cell phone during a party at the Standard complex near Stone Avenue and Grant Road.

Tucson News Now spoke with the foreign exchange students who hosted the party. They are among other tenants who say the shooting happened around midnight Sunday morning during the Aussie Day pool party. As many as 1,000 students were at the event.

It is unclear who posted the video, which shows, what appears to be, views from apartment surveillance cameras.

One of the screens shows a group of people in a parking lot, then flashes in the crowd, followed by people running towards the street.

Another part of the video is shot from within the crowd. In it, a man waves a gun at the camera.

"I saw some smoke which I thought was from the fog machine, then people were saying were saying shots have been fired," says Zach Kemper who attended the party.  He was standing on his friend's balcony when he heard the noise.

"So I'm like get everyone in and lock the doors."

A Tucson police spokesperson was not available Sunday to confirm the incident. Tucson News Now is expected to receive details from police Monday.

Several officers were at the Standard housing site Sunday, speaking with tenants.

"The problems are from the people who come from outside, who don't live here," says tenant Ahmed Alanttal. He was home when he heard the apparent gunfire. He says he saw a number of private security officers at the pool party, but he says the crowd was the largest he's ever seen.

"It's really hard, I would say, to have such security. You still expect some of this stuff that might happen."

One of the students tells Tucson News Now the party was supposed to be a student-only event, but he says he was never asked to show his student identification.

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