Skip to comments.Reports of multiple victims after shooting near Auburn University in Alabama
Posted on 06/10/2012 5:49:38 AM PDT by Zakeet
The police chief in the Alabama city of Auburn said early Sunday that authorities responded overnight to a report of multiple gunshot victims at an apartment complex, but he added he was not immediately releasing any further information.
Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson told the Opelika-Auburn News that police answered a report of multiple shooting victims Saturday night but he had no immediate comment on the situation, the circumstances involved or whether anyone was in custody.
The newspaper reported that several emergency vehicles had converged on the University Heights apartment complex where a number of students who attend Auburn University typically reside.
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Two former Auburn players have reportedly been shot to death early Sunday morning in Auburn.
According to KSLA, the shooting took place at University Heights apartment complex and authorities are confirming that there were multiple victims.
An unofficial report from the Auburn Plainsman, the campus newspaper from Auburn University, has said that former Tigers Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips have died while former Calhoun County standout and current Auburn Tiger Eric Mack was wounded by a gunshot. No official releases have named the victims.
Mack is allegedly in critical condition.
Ping to the list.
I have read that Ed Christian was dead at the scene. Ladarius Phillips is thought to be a victim and Ed Mack has been named as well. Things are still unsettled. I do not think the shooter has been apprehended because I haven’t seen any reports that the shooter is in custody.
I understand the fight was about a girl and that the perp was NOT a football player.
WSFA just now reported (7:57) that the search for the shooter is “on”.
Report: Two Former, One Current Auburn Football Players Shot
It’s a little odd that the victims are former players. For Auburn’s 2011 season information, two of the three named so far are listed as sophomores and one as a freshman.
Shooter probably a deranged Obama supporter.
If the shooter is black, your statement is 95% likely.
WTVM in Columbus, Ga. is reporting that 3 people are dead and 2 were injured:
News Leader 9 has confirmed three people have died in a shooting in Auburn. The shooting took place at the University Heights apartment complex late Saturday night.
Two additional victims have been seriously injured and have been taken to an area hospital. We understand police are seeking a shooter.
This from twitter:
Eric Mack. RT @Mr_Showtime60 I appreciate love and prayers for me and my two lost homies. May god be with their families.
The word is that he’ll survive.
It is rumored the fight was over “a girl.” Wow! Who is the girl? If you know, don’t tell me, but can you just imagine what her thoughts are right now?
Maybe she was being rescued.
Just found this at a sports board;
Hope it isn’t as bad as being reported. Prayers go out to all. We ( Clemson ) play Auburn in our football season opener on Sept 1.
More and more in the southern states, incidents like this are increasingly referred to by the police with the abbreviation “UND”, which is not racially sensitive. The “Usual Deal” is that it implies one or more fatalities.
Still waiting for Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to protest “The 95%”.
It is as bad as being reported. It is fitting that things are overcast and dreary here on The Plains today.
Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the pool party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends. He said he and his friend were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.
Vines said he punched one of the men, while his friend hit both of the men over the head with a bottle. Either one or both of the two men then started shooting, he said. He said his friend was shot and killed, while two others also were hit by gunfire. Vines said he had never before seen the men who he had been arguing with.
"It's like I lost a lung," Vines said of his friend. "I don't know how I'm going to survive this."
Several emergency vehicles had converged overnight around the University Heights apartment complex where reports indicated a number of students who attend Auburn University typically reside. The building was swathed in yellow police tape.
It appeared that the shooting happened in an archway near the apartment complex information center, near the edge of the parking lot. Five uniformed officers guarded the area, which was sealed off with crime scene tape, and a handful of crime scene investigators were at work.
This account has Vines and his dead friend as the assailants who were then shot and killed by the victims.
I have just read a rumor that the third fatallity is the girl over whom the fight was. This is so sad.