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UArizona student found shot in on-campus parking garage

Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 13:58:35-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Police Department and University of Arizona Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on campus Saturday evening.

UAPD officers responded to the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage around 11 p.m. for a report of shots fired, said President Robert Robbins, in a letter sent to the UArizona community. Upon arrival, UAPD officers found a man with gunshot trauma, where they rendered aid to the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

President Robbins confirmed the deceased was a student, identified as Forrest Keys, a sophomore majoring in communication and a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was last seen traveling northbound on Cherry. The vehicle is described as a red-colored four-door Cadillac SUV. UAPD says there is no ongoing threat to campus.

TPD says that the investigation is still in the early stages, and details are limited.

No further details were immediately released.

"We encourage people that have any information to please call 88-CRIME and report that either to 88-CRIME or the Tucson Police Department or to the UAPD. We'll work tirelessly to help identify those responsible for this tragedy," University of Arizona Chief of Police Brian Seastone said.

Officials say campus police patrols will be increased in the coming days, particularly around the vaccination site on the University of Arizona Mall.