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    Student involved in fatal shooting

    A UA student was involved in a shooting that left two dead just north of campus early this morning.

    The 23-year-old male student shot and killed two would-be intruders who had entered the student’s home near the intersection of Tyndall Avenue and Adams Street at 12:38 a.m. today, said Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, public information officer for the Tucson Police Department.

    After the fatal shooting, the student called 911 services, which dispatched TPD officers to the scene. After questioning the student, officers took him away in a police car, witnesses said.

    There is at least one additional witness TPD is keeping in contact with, Pacheco said.

    Other witnesses living on the same block told Brian Mori, a journalism senior and witness on the scene, that they had heard five shots ring out shortly after midnight, Mori said.

    When Wildcat reporters asked about the shooting, the same witnesses living on the northwest corner of the intersection claimed to be oblivious to the entire situation.

    After initially coming on to the scene, Mori said he saw a man lying dead on what appeared to be the kitchen floor in the house where the shooting occurred.

    The intruders could not yet be identified by police, but TPD described the two as a heavy-set Hispanic man and a white male appearing to be in his 20s.

    It is not yet known if the intruders carried weapons at the time of the home invasion. Pacheco said the student and the intruders did not know each other.

    This is the third home invasion of 2008 in the Tucson area, Pacheco said.

    The homicide unit will continue investigating throughout the day.

    The Daily Wildcat will continue to release information as details are uncovered.

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